AMANDA Holden says she’s used the NHS “more than most people” after her baby boy was “born sleeping”.
Amanda, 49, listed the reasons she wanted to thank the national health service following the release of her charity single, a beautiful rendition of Judy Garland’s classic Over The Rainbow.
Friday saw the release of the Britain’s Got Talent star’s debut single in support of NHS Charities Together.
She appeared on Good Morning Britain today where viewers got to hear the ballad and Susanna Reid gushed over her “magical and angelic voice.”
She added: “It’s absolutely gorgeous.”
Amanda touched on the heartbreaking reasons that she wanted to record the track to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis, including losing her son Theo.
Amanda told Susanna and Ben Shephard: Yeah I have used them more than most people. I’ve had to really on them. We’ve always known the NHS is there and we do take it for granted and I think it’s wonderful how we are shining a light on them.
“It has been well documented that Chris and I had a baby boy who was born sleeping at an NHS hospital. And the year after I went into a coma following the birth of my daughter which was traumatic.
“Then a year later my sister was in a car accident.
“They’ve shown us so much empathy and so much love and care in all of those trying times. I am indebted to them really.”
Amanda has been working on her first album for a year but the release has been put back because of the pandemic.
The crisis, however, and the accompanying rainbow-themed support for the NHS inspired her to get her single — which she played to pal and BGT co-star Simon Cowell before its release.
She told HOAR last week: “My album was ready to be released around Mother’s Day.
“The first single was going to be around then and then all of this sort of stuff started happening and it all started to feel like the timing was just wrong.
“It just feels nice to be able to do something positive. I’m hoping it will do well and Marks and Spencer will sell out of their T-shirts and we’ll raise lots of money for NHS Charities Together.”