Brit comedian Izzard does a show for a Mumbai victim

January 1st, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.1 (ANI): British comedian Eddie Izzard has earned kudos for going out of his way to do a show for Will Pike, a victim of the Mumbai terror attacks in November.
According to The Times, Will is recovering from his injuries in a South London hospital after falling from a makeshift rope he had manufactured from bed sheets in his room in an attempt to escape terrorists who had taken over his hotel.
The 28-year-old broke three of his vertebrae, both his arms and shattered his pelvis.
One of the consequences of his fall was that he had to give up his tickets for the comedian Eddie Izzards show at the Lyric Theatre, London, last month.
In an attempt to cheer up his bed-bound son, Nigel Pike wrote to Izzard asking if he could send a note to Will. But Izzard, who had just finished a tour playing to sellout audiences in the countrys top venues, decided to do far more.
The cross-dressing comedian unexpectedly turned up at Pikes sterile room in one of Londons spinal cord units and performed his entire 90-minute show.
Nigel Pike, although reluctant to speak about the performance, told The Times that Izzards unexpected appearance was a great thing to do for his son.
Will Pike, from Hampstead, North London, and his girlfriend, Kelly Doyle, also 28, had been visiting the Taj Mahal Palace hotel at the end of their two-week holiday in India when they were caught up in the attacks.
A spokeswoman for Izzard said that the visit was a private affair and declined to comment further. (ANI)

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