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  • I loved singing, I loved belting on stage.

  • I used to put on shows for everyone.

  • I'd dress up and I'd dance and I'd sing for them.

  • Imagine trying to sing when every breath is a battle.

  • I went into full-on lung failure.

  • I was in a coma for around three and a half weeks, and after that I had to be on oxygen...

  • And so that's when it changed.

  • On 9/11 I was a first responder.

  • I got there soon after the first two towers came down.

  • They say I've lost about a third of my lung function. I haven't sung since 2001.

  • My name is Gareth Malone, and I've made it my life's work to get unlikely people singing.

  • That's what we're doing here.

  • What's your particular breathing difficulty?

  • I have cystic fibrosis.

  • I ended up with COPD.

  • One side of my lung is collapsed.

  • I actually had a vocal haemorrhage.

  • I have asthma, and I have an auto-immune condition.

  • Breathing for singing is..., just needs a little bit of thought, and a little bit of warming up.

  • "Vhu vhu"

  • A little like a motorbike "Rrr Rrr".

  • OK you're just speaking!

  • That is talking!

  • What you're doing is actually making life harder for yourself 'cause you're going,

  • Dah dah dah dah dah. Wasting loads of breath.

  • This is the bit when you're going to be going (breathes heavily) at the end of it.

  • Every move you make.

  • Yeah! That's so much nicer!

  • Just at the very end! Just like I take a little breath before the "you".

  • I think people are going to forgive you!

  • This morning, I was singing in the shower. Not stuff from this performance, but just singing.

  • It just came to me, you know?

  • It's in tune! Yes!

  • You probably want to know where we are performing this.

  • It's known as the birthplace of dreams.

  • It's the Apollo Theater!

  • Every breath you take. Every move you make.

  • Every bond you break. Every step you take I'll be watching you.

  • Every single day. Every word you say.

  • Every game you play. Every night you stay I'll be watching you.

  • Oh can't you see? You belong to me.

  • How my poor heart aches with every step you take.

  • Every breath you take. Every move you make.

  • Every bond you break. Every step you take.

  • Every single day. Every word you say.

  • Every game you play. Every night you stay.

  • I'll be watching you.

  • When your body is so on the edge of dying or on the edge of pain, it's terrifying!

  • But it comes down to a moment when you have to really think:

  • Is this life going to be one you're going to be proud of, or not?

  • There's always a way to make life better.

I loved singing, I loved belting on stage.

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Philips Breathless Choir

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