Coldplay star Chris Martin moved by plight of Welwyn Garden City student
PUBLISHED: 10:30 15 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:37 15 July 2013
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COLDPLAY'S Chris Martin was reportedly moved to tears by the plight of a Welwyn Garden City man left comatose after a serious car accident.
Edward Buckley, 21, had to learn how to walk, talk and play piano again after a speeding taxi struck him in January 2012.
The student, who was learning how to be a pilot, had to re-learn how to speak and walk.
But, he then said that being such a loyal Coldplay fan, he also then taught himself how to play piano all over again.
Edward spoke at the 38th O2 Silver Clef Awards with his mum Caroline about how his music therapy with Nordoff Robbins really helped him on his road to recovery.
The Coldplay rock star met Edward at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards, and was stunned by his fighting spirit.
Chris said: “Meeting Edward was so amazing, so moving and so powerful.
“It was really lovely to meet you and that really meant a lot to us because that makes everything we do feel worthwhile.”
During the auction at the event, record label Parlophone and Creative Artists Agency paid £7,500 for some Coldplay lyrics handwritten by the Clocks, Paradise, Fix You and Yellow singer and signed by the whole band.
They donated them to Edward and presented him with the lyrics on stage at the event.
Caroline praised the charity and the work it does.
She said: “I have witnessed first-hand how music can reach someone like nothing else can.
“Nordoff Robbins make such a difference to the patients that they see, for us and many others they provide hope in devastating situations and they provide relief to many, patients and relatives alike, all dealing with indescribable tragedy.
“We are just really grateful that Edward ended up in a hospital where Nordoff Robbins had a therapist and where he had access to this incredible work.”