Some things are beyond parody. Occasionally we must simply turn to a heartwarming tale and smile – one of those weak half smiles that indicates indulgence, yet concern.
Over the years I have studiously ignored Chris de Burgh. However, I was intrigued by a story with the headline, “de Burgh tells of “Healing” hands” .
Mr de Burgh – who coincidentally has a new album out later this week – said in his interview,
“Where people are desperate, I believe there is all-encompassing strength that we can find.”
So desperate was de Burgh to plug his new record that he revealed on the Heaven and Earth show yesterday that he has a miraculous gift. He can make the injured walk again. In one tale he revealed, ” A guy I met one time – he’d hurt his leg badly in a golfing accident. He was in serious pain, just below the knee, and I felt the area above had been traumatised. I started feeling and I’d say within 20 minutes, he was walking again. It took away the pain.” De Burgh does not reveal that the man then chased him out of the house before collapsing in a heap.
I can confirm though that de Burgh has the gift and must advise that it extends beyond mere touch. My bed-ridden great uncle “Bob” had lain in bed since a hip operation some weeks before. However, the mere sound of “Lady in Red” on the radio was enough to force him to leap out of bed and stride to the radio to turn that “bloody rubbish” off.
De Burgh is offering his services to David Cameron’s Conservative party in order to cut incapacity benefit claims.1
1. That bit’s made up by me – the rest is in the imagination of the popular recording artist.