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Video: Daniel O'Donnell speechless after wife Majella surprised him with special video

Published 06/11/2013 | 10:40

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

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The 53-year-old, who is battling cancer, was 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.

It was their 11th wedding anniversary but it was the first time that the couple were apart,. Majella said.

Wearing a scarf over her shaved head, 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 normally go to Branson every year.

“I look forward to seeing all the regulars and I'm missing all of that this year.

“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 added.

Donegal singer Daniel later spoke of how the video was a complete surprise.

He said: “This is the first year we haven't been together. 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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