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Thursday 26 April 2018

Majella video leaves Daniel speechless

SINGER Daniel O'Donnell was speechless after his wife Majella surprised him at an American concert with a special wedding anniversary video.

The 53-year-old, who is battling cancer, is too ill to join him on tour.

However, she recorded a heartfelt message which was played on the big screen at the show in Branson, Missouri.

In the video Majella told how she "can't wait for him to get home" and that she needs her "wonderful husband" back with her in Ireland.

Fans awaiting Daniel's arrival on stage were confronted with Majella on a huge screen.

"Please excuse this interruption into your afternoon's entertainment," she said.

"For those of you who don't know, I am Majella O'Donnell and I am Daniel's wife.

"Today is our 11th anniversary. I can't be with him and I normally am.

"I wanted to say hi to all, but particularly to send my love to Daniel today and to tell him I don't know what I'd do without him," she said.

Donegal singer Daniel later said the video was a complete surprise.

He said: "During the show I sang the song Wherever You Are and dedicated it to her.

"Little did I know she had a video message made as a surprise to be played during the show."

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