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Singer thanks medics for saving son

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Medics at a London hospital have been thanked by singer Martha Wainwright after they saved her premature baby’s life.

Staff at the University College Hospital helped the Canadian singer when her waters broke hours after performing a gig in London.

Wainwright’s son Arcangelo was born on November 16 - nine weeks early .

She said herself and husband Brad Albetta would always have a link with the capital through their son and praised neonatal staff at the hospital.

‘Brad and I want to thank the doctors and nursing staff at the hospital from the bottom of our hearts,’ she said.

‘We had a special arrival who will always be connected to this city and to this country and we are incredibly grateful for the treatment that we received.

‘We will never forget this time and it is a story we will tell people for the rest of our lives.’

The singer had been planning a home birth in the US when her waters broke at seven-months, at which point she was rushed to hospital.

Arcangelo was born by emergency Caesarean, weighing just 3lb 5oz, and was in an incubator until December 8.

But Wainwright, 33, said that thanks to the care and expertise of staff at the unit, her first child was now thriving.

She said: ‘It’s thanks to the expertise of people at this hospital that he has thrived.’

She explained that staff helped her and Albetta deal with the needs of a premature baby. The new parents said they had met ‘inspirational’ people on the ‘remarkable’ unit.

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