James Blunt’s ‘You’re Beautiful’ Song Brings Girl Out Of Coma

June 20th, 2006 // 8 Comments

While for some, hearing James Blunt‘s “You’re Beautiful” one more time is reason enough to end it all, however, there is one little girl would beg to differ. Little Claudia De’Alwis, who survived a headfirst fall from the 15ft high balcony, awoke from a coma while James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” played on the radio. The song was said to be the girl’s favorite, so we are only left to wonder what type of power future James Blunt songs may hold.

“Claudia loves You’re Beautiful and she used to sing it all the time,” said her father Paul, 40. “It was like her theme tune. Following the accident, the doctors warned us she might not make it, and after ten days in a coma we were desperately worried that she wasn’t going to recover.”

“But then the song came on the radio and she started to move for the first time, and we could tell she was starting to wake up. It was an unforgettable moment when she opened her eyes and acknowledged us at last.

“Since then it’s been tough but she hasn’t looked back, she’s a real fighter, and I’m sure that hearing the song she loves so much helped her come round.”

The girl is still paralyzed in the right arm and leg, but she’s seeing some movement improvement.

Girl, 5, woken from coma by favourite James Blunt song [Daily Mail]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. mutterhals

    I refuse to believe this just on general principle…

  2. GirlFriday

    I would wake up just to say, “For the love of God, turn off the damn radio!”

  3. lola

    yep, this all sounds too dramatic. for a 15 min. of fame sort of thing. but c’mon, even if the song isn’t the greatest, it was her favorite and came on as she came to.

    which was probably a coincidence and no thanks to the song.

  4. lola

    yep, this all sounds too dramatic. for a 15 min. of fame sort of thing. but c’mon, even if the song isn’t the greatest, it was her favorite and came on as she came to.

    which was probably a coincidence and no thanks to the song.

  5. maryanne29

    That song is more coma-inducing than coma-reviving.

  6. Shelly

    She probably woke up to shut the damn radio off. They play the song all the time.

  7. Tracey Ellis

    What a load of complete rubbish – if the press actually did their homework they would know that you do not have radios playing in an intensive care unit!! – they have taken what Claudia’s parents said and completely twisted and turned it to sound like she was brought out of a coma by some “pop star” who is currently undergoing bad press – STOP NEWS FLASH!! Claudia was actually in an in an induced coma and brought out of if slowly by the doctors NOT some singer – her parents agreed to a story being done to highlight the plight of Burnley General Hospital possibly closing their A & E Unit and wanted to commend the excellent job done by the staff there and to also highlight what an excellent job the team at Pendlebury Childrens Hospital have done, however, there was no mention of this- I feel that an apology is in order to her parents as don’t you think they have enough to deal with without the scavengers adding their bit??

  8. Yes! The world is not dead! It is alive! Where is your heart? The child realy did wake up listening to her song, thats it, the heart of a child who would like to stay in the world.
    Nils

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