Singer Suffers Heart Attack Live On Lockdown Show - But Carries On Performing
A singer who suffered from a heart attack during a lockdown performance to raise funds for the NHS carried on with the show after a short break:
Alan Mowatt proved that he's a true showman when he paused for a two minute break to grab a glass of water before returning to the mic.
The 61-year-old entertainer from Arbroath, Angus, in Scotland is known locally for his Rat Pack-style performances and has been streaming on Facebook Live with his wife, Val, during the coronavirus lockdown.
As well as providing much needed entertainment, the pair have also been raising money for the NHS - without realising it would be them needing their services.
During the latest event, which was streamed on their page 'Live fae oor Living Room', Alan and Val were just finishing their rendition of 'Moon River' when Alan can be seen clutching his chest and walking off camera.
Within minutes he returns and opens with the infamous line: "How lucky can one guy be?" from the Dean Martin hit 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head'.
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According to the Daily Record, the family have been overwhelmed by the kindness of wellwishers as Alan undergoes further tests in hospital - and is waiting for a transfer to Edinburgh Hospital for triple bypass surgery.
Val told the publication: "I knew something was wrong and even made a joke about him passing out on me, but after a couple of minutes he said he was fine to carry on.
"We called NHS 24 after the show and they immediately thought he'd had a heart attack. NHS Tayside certainly came up trumps, which he joked was actually a bit ironic since we've been singing to raise money for the NHS during the pandemic.
"It's been very stressful and we are waiting to find out the outcome of lots more tests, but it has meant so much to see all the support for Alan and that has really helped us."
Speaking to LADbible, Val said: "He remains in Ninewells Hospital awaiting transfer to Edinburgh to undergo triple bypass surgery.
"While we are all shocked by what has happened Alan is comfortable and in good spirits and is receiving the most wonderful care from all of the NHS staff who are caring for him for which we are all just so grateful and thankful."
LADbible has contacted Ninewells Hospital for a statement. Get well soon, Alan.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Live fae oor Living Room