Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Nicky Byrne Heart Campaign!
People have been urged to call an ambulance immediately if they suspect they are having a heart attack, after figures revealed that many fail to do so. The new initiative – “Don’t die of embarrassment” - is backed by Westlife’s Nicky Byrne and his family after his father, Nikki Byrne Senior passed away from heart attack in 2009.
“We all know someone who has had a heart attack and the symptoms are not always what you think. It does not always have to be a Hollywood heart attack. That’s what happened to my dad,” said Byne at the launch of the campaign at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin. “He wasn’t feeling well but, like many men, he didn’t want to cause a fuss,” he added.
After losing his father to a heart attack, Byrne talked about the devastating consequences of waiting too long to seek help: “He had a pain in his lower stomach the day before he passed,” he said “We now know he was having a heart attack. At just 60 years old, he passed away in November 2009″.
Download Nicky talking about the death of his father on 2FM HERE. Very heartbreaking and Nicky should be very proud, he did very well.
And check out the first advert below (Nicky talks at the end)