Sunday 20 August 2017

A father of the bride was struck by lightening during his wedding speech and still managed deliver it in full

Man was determined not to let anything stop his memorable monologue on daughter's big day

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A father of the bride was so determined to deliver for his daughter on her big day that even being struck by lightening couldn't stop him making his memorable wedding speech.

JP Nadeau from Canada told his local radio station that as he began his knockout monologue to a room full of family and friends, a lightening bolt struck, and surged through his hand as he toasted his daughter and her new husband.

"It was like I was holding a lightning bolt in my hand, it was amazing,” he recounted to CBC Radio.

"I got the mic from [the father of the groom], and I said, 'Adam, you are some lucky guy.'"

“As soon as I said that, my daughter’s eyes – she was looking at me – just popped right out. Because all of a sudden there was this lightning flash that hit right behind me.”

The impressive dad explained how the bolt went through the sound system and into the microphone he was holding.

He jumped, he says, but straight after the bolt went through his hand and shocked his body he was "kind of OK."

Asked what was the reaction of the room in the aftermath of the incident, JP explained how everybody was left stunned.

"I didn't feel anything, and everyone is amazed I'm alive.

That's the great thing about getting hit by lightning ... if you got witnesses. Because a lot of times you've got nothing to say about it, right?"

Revealing that he considered himself a spiritual man, JP explained that his is considering his brush with something the skies as a good sign for his daughter's marriage.

"Well, I'm usually quite spiritual about things like that. I think it's got to be all right and anyway. There's a rumour that goes around that if it rains or thunders on your wedding day, it's a good sign."

And when radio host Laura Lynch mentioned that that father of the bride being struck by lightening usually isn't part of the equation, JP was quick to counter her arguement.

"I guess [the lightening bolt was] sort of the exclamation mark at the end of the blessing."

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