Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge pay emotional tribute to NHS heroes amid coronavirus crisis
Legends Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among a constellation of stars to take part in an emotional tribute video to the British National Health Service, strained by the coronavirus pandemic.
In the last couple weeks, usually reserved Britons have emerged out of their homes to clap, cheer, bang pots and pans and even light fireworks for the NSH in a moving show of solidarity with frontline healthcare providers.
The holy trinity of celebrities are joined by dozens more in a heartwarming video dedicated to NHS England staff.
Our #ThankYouThursday doesn't end there! Joining James Bond, David Beckham and Paul McCartney are some more famous faces who want to give a shout out to #OurNHSPeople. #ThankYouNHS pic.twitter.com/g36o1sVuxr
— NHS England and NHS Improvement (@NHSEngland) April 2, 2020
Elton John: NHS workers are ‘heroes’ in the midst of coronavirus.
Posted to Twitter Thursday evening, the video begins with Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May thanking medical staffers for working during the viral outbreak bearing down on the country.
“There are a few other people that would like to share their thanks with you,” May said.
The camera then jumps to John holding a placard that reads #ThankYouNHS and #OurNHSPeople.
“You are our heroes and we salute each and every one of you,” the iconic singer says. “Thank you.”
The two-part video then shows a series of glowing smiles from a glittering array of celebrities.
The video drew countless comments of support and praise towards NHS workers, with one staffer writing: “About the third time I’ve cried today.
“Incredibly proud to be part of this amazing organisation – the ultimate team.”
Britain’s NHS is bracing itself for a test like no other.
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