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Delta Goodrem Sang With Frontline Workers To Mark International Nurses Day

"You are the absolute angels of this earth"

Delta Goodrem has performed many powerful ballads in her long-spanning career, but possibly none so moving as Together We Are One alongside the healthcare workers at St Vincent’s Hospital. In honour of International Nurses Day, The Voice coach took to Instagram to share the special video which featured the hospital’s hard-working nurses, praising them for all the work they do – not just fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but every day. 

“I am so honoured to sing from our hearts with the @stvincentshospitalsydney nurses to celebrate International Nurses Day,” Goodrem wrote. “Nurses are the first in line to care for us. They are our communicators and companions in a crisis. They are teachers, advocates, critical thinkers, researchers and innovators. I am always struck by their humility, their humanity and their commitment to looking after us. You are the heart of soul of the Hospitals and we thank you! ♥️”

Watch the incredibly moving performance below:

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At the start of the clip Delta shares, “I wanted to thank all the nurses, the angels at St Vincent’s Private and Public [Hospitals] I am so grateful for everything you do. When people are in vulnerable states they look to you and you are the absolute angels of this earth and heroes.”

Delta knows all too well the importance of supporting healthcare workers. The singer was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2003 and was treated at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre located at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital. 

“I remember that when I was first told I had cancer, my body went into shock and I shook uncontrollably for the next 24 hours,” Goodrem told WHOmarking fifteen years since the diagnosis. “It was as if a bomb has gone off and you have to put all the pieces back together.” 

“My body had just gone through a battle and it hurt. It took a much longer time to get back to the ‘you can take on the world’ feeling,” she added. 

This is also not the first time Goodrem has performed the powerful ballad to honour healthcare workers. In collaboration with Lady Gaga, Global Citizen, the World Health Organisation and more than 70 of the world’s most talented artists, the Australian singer performed Together We Are One as part of the virtual event, One World: Together At Home

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