Twitter users say they're in tears after This Morning opening

NHS nurses’ emotional rendition of Rise Up dedicated to ‘fallen colleagues and friends’ leaves This Morning viewers in tears

  • Staff at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary intensive care unit created the clip 
  • The moving video, shared online, was played to open This Morning on ITV today
  • Many social media users were left feeling emotional following the footage

Twitter users have been left in floods of tears after This Morning played a nurses’ rendition of Rise Up today.

Staff at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary intensive care unit produced their own version of Andra Day’s hit song Rise Up.

The moving clip was played to open the ITV programme and left social media users feeling emotional over lyrics, such as: ‘I’ll rise up, in spite of the ache. I’ll rise up, and I’ll do it a thousands times again for you.’  

Twitter users have been left in floods of tears after This Morning played a nurses’ rendition of Rise Up (pictured) today

Staff at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary intensive care unit produced their own version of Andra Day’s hit song Rise Up and it made many viewers (pictured) emotional

One person wrote: ‘Oh my gosh. I’m an emotional wreck watching This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. We are only ten minutes in!’

Another said: ‘Oh I’m sobbing my heart out already. That was beautiful #ThisMorning.’ while a third added: ‘I’m not crying, you’re crying.’

‘What an emotional opening to This Morning seeing those incredible NHS heroes singing Rise Up,’ a fourth admitted.

The Newcastle NHS workers, dressed in their uniforms, are captured in their hospital as they sing the emotional tune.

The footage, which has been widely shared online, ends with a poster which reads: ‘Your NHS frontline nurses fighting for you. Dedicated to our fallen colleagues and friends.’

The moving clip was played to open the ITV programme and left social media users (pictured) feeling emotional

The stars of the viral clip (pictured) appeared on This Morning to talk about the reaction they’d received and explained that they’re always singing to keep their spirits up at work

Ruth and Eamonn (pictured left) also treated the medics to a go on the programme’s game Spin The Wheel, winning the staff members £3,000

The stars of the viral clip appeared on This Morning to talk about the reaction they’d received and explained that they’re always singing to keep their spirits up at work.

Ruth and Eamonn also treated the medics to a go on the programme’s game Spin The Wheel, winning the staff members £3,000.

Some 45 NHS staff have died during the outbreak after testing positive for coronavirus, amid 12,868 deaths and 98,476 cases of COVID-19 across the UK.

Among them is Gareth Roberts, 65, who had come out of retirement to work at Llandough Hospital in Cardiff and was doing extra shifts to cope with the crisis.

But he became ill himself with coronavirus, and gradually his condition deteriorated. He died at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales on Saturday.

His heartbroken family claim the nurse was working with just a ‘paper mask, plastic gloves and a pinny’ ahead of his death.

A pregnant nurse, 28, also died on Sunday after catching coronavirus after undergoing an emergency caesarean to deliver and save her baby daughter.

While father-of-two Dr Peter Tun, 62, died in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Reading on Monday.

Another victim, Ade Raymond, 48, had been working as a healthcare assistant for the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust before he died.

Dr Tun worked as an associate specialist in neurorehabilitation at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for more than 21 years.

In an emotional tribute, his sons revealed he had always told them, ‘Treat all your patients like they are your own family’.

 

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