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Russell Watson

English tenor Russell Watson performing at Broadlands in Hampshire, England, in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Russell Watson
Born 24 November 1966 (1966-11-24) (age 41)
Origin Salford, Lancashire, England, UK
Genre(s) Classical music, pop rock
Occupation(s) Tenor
Years active 1998–present
Label(s) Decca
Website www.russell-watson.com

Russell Watson (born 24 November 1966 is an English tenor who has released singles and albums of both operatic-style and pop songs. The self-styled "People's Tenor" had been singing since he was a child, but had no formal training and became known after performing at a working men's club. He came to attention in 1999 when he sang the UK's national anthem at the rugby Cup final at Wembley Stadium, "Barcelona" at the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, and a full set of songs at the final of the UEFA Champions League in Barcelona between Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,210 × 806 pixels, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Russell Watson 2007 - Broadlands Hampshire England Image: Peter French at Flying Tigers Studio www. ... Broadlands Estate, Romsey. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about Tenor vocalists in music. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... Working Mens clubs are a formally organized type of private social club (Also see C&IU). ... Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... This article is about the Rugby League Challenge Cup. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... Barcelona is an album recorded by Freddie Mercury, the front-man of the popular British rock band Queen, and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The album was recorded in 1987 and 1988 when Freddie Mercury was ill with AIDS, and released in 1988. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir Bobby Charlton) is an all-seater football stadium in the Greater Manchester borough of Trafford, and is the home of Manchester United F.C.. The ground has been Uniteds permanent home since 1910, bar an eight year absence... European Cup redirects here. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ...


Watson's debut album entitled The Voice was released in May 2001; four others followed. However, an album planned for November 2006 was delayed due to the removal of a benign brain tumour. This album, entitled That's Life, was eventually released on 5 March 2007. The Voice is the debut album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2001. ... Thats Life is the fifth album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2007. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On 24 October 2007, it was discovered that there had been a regrowth of his brain tumour and bleeding into his brain. He underwent emergency surgery and was discharged from hospital on 31 October. He is due to undergo an extensive rehabilitation programme, including radiotherapy. is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Varian Clinac 2100C Linear Accelerator Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). ...

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Early career

Watson was born on 24 November 1966 in Salford, Lancashire,[1] England. Although he had been singing since he was a child, he never sought a career as a professional singer. He left school with no GCSEs, and started earning £90 a week on a Youth Training Scheme[2] as a bolt-cutter[3] in Irlam, Salford. Then married with a baby, to help support his young family he began to earn extra cash singing Elvis Presley and MC Hammer covers in north-west clubs. is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... “GCSE” redirects here. ... The Youth Training Scheme (YTS) was the former name in the United Kingdom of a course of on-the-job training for school leavers ages between 16 and 17 who would otherwise have been unemployed. ... Irlam is a town within the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England. ... For other uses, see Salford (disambiguation). ... Elvis redirects here. ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture...


The turning point in his career came at an engagement at Wigan Road working men's club one night, when the secretary suggested he try singing "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turandot. Although Russell Watson was not a classically-trained singer he continued to perform the aria, and was encouraged to try other classical pieces.[4] Working Mens clubs are a formally organized type of private social club (Also see C&IU). ... Nessun dorma is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccinis opera Turandot. ... Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 – November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. ... For the opera by Ferruccio Busoni, see Turandot (Busoni). ... An aria (Italian for air; plural: arie or arias in common usage) in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ...


In 1998 he was invited to sing at Old Trafford during the interval at a memorial football match for the Munich air disaster, a huge privilege for a lifelong Manchester United fan. However, his appearance was cancelled at the last minute when player Éric Cantona requested that Mick Hucknall sing instead. Old Trafford (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Sir. ... A plaque at Old Trafford Football Ground remembering the Munich air disaster The Munich air disaster took place on February 6, 1958, when the British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Germany. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Éric Daniel Pierre Cantona (born May 24, 1966 in Marseille) is a French former footballer of the late 1980s and 1990s. ... Mick Hucknall in Bremen Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960 in, Manchester, England) is a British singer and songwriter. ...


In 1999 he sang the UK's national anthem at the rugby league Cup final at Wembley Stadium, then finally got to sing at Old Trafford before the last match of the Premiership season between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. After the game, when his team had won the league championship, he returned on to the pitch to sing the Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé song "Barcelona", during which he tore off his dinner jacket to reveal a Manchester United shirt. Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... This article is about the Rugby League Challenge Cup. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... Montserrat Caballé Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folc, better known as Montserrat Caballé (born April 12, 1933), is a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. ... Barcelona is an album recorded by Freddie Mercury, the front-man of the popular British rock band Queen, and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. The album was recorded in 1987 and 1988 when Freddie Mercury was ill with AIDS, and released in 1988. ...


This appearance sealed his success, and only a week later he was invited to sing a full set at the final of the UEFA Champions League in Barcelona between United and Bayern Munich, duetting with Montserrat Caballé herself. European Cup redirects here. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... FC Bayern Munich (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club based in Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria. ...


The "People's Tenor"

Watson's debut album entitled The Voice followed in May 2001. A mixture of operatic arias and covers of pop songs, it topped the UK Classical Chart and eventually reaching number five in the UK Albums Chart. Later, when released in the United States, the album took the number one spot and made history as the first time a British artist had held both the US and UK classical number one. The album contained perhaps Watson's most unusual collaboration to date, with former Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder who lent his vocals to the Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé song "Barcelona". The album also featured a duet with Cleo of girl group Cleopatra on the song "Someone Like You". Cleo later duetted with Russell again on his third album Reprise on the song "The Best That Love Can Be". The Voice is the debut album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2001. ... An aria (Italian for air; plural: arie or arias in common usage) in music was originally any expressive melody, usually, but not always, performed by a singer. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... The UK classical chart is a commercial monitoring and marketing device used by the UK music industry to measure its effectiveness in promoting and selling CDs, nominally in the field of classical music. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. ... Shaun Ryder (aka X) (born Shaun William Ryder on August 23, 1962, in Little Hulton, near Salford, Lancashire) is an English singer and songwriter and an ex postman who became famous in the Madchester era band Happy Mondays. ... Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Queen (inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001). ... Montserrat Caballé Maria de Montserrat Viviana Concepción Caballé i Folc, better known as Montserrat Caballé (born April 12, 1933), is a Catalan Spanish operatic soprano renowned for her bel canto technique and her interpretations of the roles of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. ... Cleopatra Madonna Higgins (born 30 April 1982 in Birmingham, England) is a performer and lead singer of the now disbanded UK girl group, Cleopatra. ... Girl group UC3 sing The Star-Spangled Banner for U.S. troops in Afghanistan A girl group is a musical group featuring several young female singers who generally harmonize together. ... Cleopatra were a musical group from the UK whose members were sisters Cleo, Yonah, and Zainam Higgins (see Band Members section). ... Cleo is a female given name that is short for Cleopatra and an alternate spelling for Clio. ... Reprise is the third album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2003. ...


Prior to the formation of Velvet Revolver, Watson was asked by Slash (former guitarist of Guns N' Roses and currently in Velvet Revolver) whether he would be their singer. Watson turned down this opportunity, at least for the time being, to concentrate on his solo career. Velvet Revolver (abbreviated to VR) is a Grammy Award-winning hard rock supergroup with three former members of Guns N Roses — Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum — plus Scott Weiland, the former-lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and Dave Kushner of the 80s punk band Wasted Youth. ... Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English/American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses and as the current lead guitarist of Velvet Revolver. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ...


Also in 2001, Watson sang the opening theme of Star Trek: Enterprise, "Where My Heart Will Take Me",[5] which was written by Diane Warren. Watson also sang it live at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in England in 2002. In 2003, the song was remixed to produce a more upbeat version. In August 2007, the song was played as a wake-up call for American Mission Specialist Richard Mastracchio on Space Shuttle Endeavour mission STS-118. The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... Rick Mastracchio is a NASA astronaut, born February 11, 1960 in Waterbury, Connecticut. ... Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105), is the fifth and final operational NASA space shuttle. ... STS-118 was a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Endeavour. ...


In late 2002, Watson released the single "Nothing Sacred – A Song for Kirsty" to raise money for the Francis House children's hospice in Didsbury, Manchester. The campaign to raise £5 million was fronted by Kirsty Howard, a seven-year-old girl with a serious heart defect. The song reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.[6] Didsbury is a suburb of Manchester, in North West England. ... Kirsty Howard (b. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


The self-styled "People's Tenor",[7] who is also known as "The Voice" after his first album, won the Album of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards in both 2001[8] and 2002,[9] also collecting awards for Best-Selling Debut Album (2001) and Best-Selling Album (2002). The Classical Brit Awards are an annual awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom covering aspects of classical music, and are the classical equivalent of pop musics Brit Awards. ...

Watson performing at Broadlands, in Hampshire, England, in 2007.

Watson recently played Parson Nathaniel in the stage adaptation of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds which toured the UK in early 2006. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 755 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,972 × 1,567 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Russell Watson Broadlands Hampshire 2007 Original Image by Peter French at Flying Tigers Studio www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 755 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,972 × 1,567 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Russell Watson Broadlands Hampshire 2007 Original Image by Peter French at Flying Tigers Studio www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,210 × 806 pixels, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Russell Watson Broadlands Hampshire 2007 Image: Peter French at Flying Tigers Studio www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,210 × 806 pixels, file size: 41 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Russell Watson Broadlands Hampshire 2007 Image: Peter French at Flying Tigers Studio www. ... Broadlands Estate, Romsey. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The War of the Worlds (disambiguation). ...


On 19 May 2007, he sang the UK's National Anthem at the 2007 FA Cup Final. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... The FA Cup Final 2007 will be played on Saturday May 19, 2007[1] between Chelsea and Manchester United. ...


Some critics have said that Watson's untrained tenor voice is not up to operatic standards.[10] He has responded that it "[d]oesn't bother me. Seven years ago classical crossover didn't exist – putting Italian lyrics to pop songs in a big ballsy way. Now every bugger's doing it. I've transcended all that bickering and bitching." Watson's career ambition is "[l]ongevity, that's the most important thing. I want to be a musical force for a good long while."[7]


Just the Two of Us

In 2006 Watson took part in the BBC reality TV show Just the Two of Us where eight couples, including Sian Reeves and Watson, competed in a duet-singing showdown, complete with a live band, a panel of judges and viewer voting, to see who would be crowned champions. A wide array of music was performed, from country and western to rock. The scores each week were tallied from both a judging vote (the judges were Lulu, Trevor Nelson, Stewart Copeland and Cece Sammy) and a public phone-in vote. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Just the Two of Us logo with presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. ... Sian Reeves (born 1965 in West Bromwich, England) is a British actress. ... Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Trevor Nelson MBE (born December 26, 1968 in Hackney, London) is an English DJ and presenter. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Cece Sammy (born in Trinidad) is a British vocal coach. ...


Watson, a late arrival to the competition replacing Reeves' original partner Rick Astley who had pulled out, took the crown despite the low scores awarded by the judges to their performances. Following the competition Reeves and Watson released a victory single, "Can't Help Falling In Love". Russell Watson was scheduled to defend his title in the 2007 series with a new celebrity partner, Loui Batley, but had to withdraw at the last minute due to serious health problems. Richard Paul Astley (born February 6, 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. ... Louie Ann Batley[1] (born 2 January 1987 in Chorley, Lancashire) is an English actress best known for her role in Hollyoaks as Sarah Barnes. ...


Lawsuit

In 2003, Ian Boasman, a businessman from Preston, Lancashire, and Keith Chadwick, an entrepreneur, launched a High Court action through Union Music Ltd. (a company set up by Boasman) and a related firm Arias Ltd., claiming that they had transformed Watson from a cabaret club entertainer into an internationally-famous star and that they had been wronged when Watson signed with Decca Records and cut them out of the deal. Union Music and Arias sought 51% of Watson's earnings since he joined them, as well as the return of cash they said was invested in Watson early in his career. The plaintiffs' solicitors, Wacks Caller, estimated legal costs at that stage at £750,000.[2][11] This article is about Preston, Lancashire. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Her Majestys High Court of Justice (usually known more simply as the High Court) is, together with the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal, part of the Supreme Court of Judicature of England and Wales (which under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, is to be known as the... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


The plaintiffs claimed that Boasman spotted Watson singing at the Princess Diana Memorial Hall in Manchester in spring 1998 and agreed to be his manager. Boasman and Chadwick then set up Union Music. A separate firm, Arias, was incorporated, with Watson holding a directorship and 49% shareholding and Union Music holding the remaining 51%. Watson was given a wage of £3,000 a month, an Audi A4 car, and cash for dental work and a gym membership.[2] Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... The Audi A4 is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1994. ...


Watson countersued, claiming that advice that the firms gave had cost him money.[2] The outcome of the case is not currently known.


Brain tumour

In 2005, Watson began having headaches, which he described as "like a knife being pressed into the bridge of my nose". He consulted a specialist who told him there was nothing to worry about as he was suffering from stress and should find ways of relaxing. When his peripheral vision began to be affected in late 2006, he visited another specialist who also said he was suffering from stress. Watson told him, "The only thing that's stressing me is this pain in my head." A headache (cephalgia in medical terminology) is a condition of pain in the head; sometimes neck or upper back pain may also be interpreted as a headache. ... In medical terms, stress is the disruption of homeostasis through physical or psychological stimuli. ... Peripheral vision is a part of vision that occurs outside the very center of gaze. ...


In September 2006, Watson flew to Los Angeles, California, to record his album That's Life. On the flight, he told his producer that he was experiencing terrible pressure inside his skull. When they landed, his producer suggested a game of tennis to clear his head. Watson could not see the ball at all. After a visit to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and an MRI scan, he was advised that he had a developing pituitary adenoma, a type of brain tumour, which was the size of two golf balls. According to Watson, "Since an early age I've had an in-built premonition, a vision that I wouldn't make 40. For the previous seven years I'd have a recurring nightmare in which my head exploded. And here I was with a brain tumour on the eve of my 40th birthday; I thought, 'This is it, I was right, I knew it'." Watson recalled that the tumours were "like a figure of eight, one filling the frontal cavity of my skull, the other forced through into the top of my nose." He stayed in Los Angeles for two days and continued recording his album while tests confirmed whether the tumour was malignant or not – it turned out to be benign.[7] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Thats Life is the fifth album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2007. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world-renowned hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... MRI redirects here. ... Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary gland, and account for about 10% of intracranial neoplasms. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or... In medicine, malignant is a clinical term that means to be severe and become progressively worse, as in malignant hypertension. ... Look up Benign in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Watson then returned to the UK, and had a five-hour emergency operation to remove the eight-centimetre lump at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London, on Monday, 24 September 2006. As the tumour was pressing against his optic nerve, the surgeon removed the tumour through his nose.[12] St Georges Hospital, founded in 1733, is a teaching hospital in London, England. ... For the crater on Mars, see Tooting (crater). ... South London area South London (known colloquially as South of the River) is the area of London south of the River Thames. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the anatomical structure. ...


After the operation, Watson could barely walk, and the tumour had affected his pituitary gland which controls hormone levels: "My mood swings went from ecstatic to suicidal. I remember one night standing on the balcony, full of dark thoughts and self-pity, thinking 'God, this is f**king terrible, why me?' I went back to bed, couldn't sleep, got up again. I thought I'd had enough. If it hadn't been for the girls [his daughters]..." His energy levels were very low and he did not leave his house for two months: "I couldn't deal with more than one person at a time or with multitasking and I cried easily."[7] Watson was readmitted to hospital in Manchester for tests on 6 October 2006 after complaining of dizziness, headaches and blurred vision.[13] | Latin = hypophysis, glandula pituitaria | GraySubject = 275 | GrayPage = 1275 | Image = Gray1180. ... For other uses, see Hormone (disambiguation). ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Upon recovering, Watson returned to the recording studio to finish his album That's Life. Originally due out in November 2006, it was subsequently released on 5 March 2007. On the advice of his doctors, his latest UK tour, which had been due to start in late October 2006, was also postponed until March 2007 to coincide with the album release.[14] The rescheduled tour met with huge approval throughout the country, with night after night of standing ovations to a visibly-moved Watson. This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Whilst in the middle of the studio recording of his album Outside In on 24 October 2007 Watson suddenly became incapacitated, with multiple symptoms including a dramatic deterioration of vision. An MRI scan showed he had a regrowth of his tumour with bleeding into his brain. He underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumour at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, and was for a while in critical condition in the hospital's Intensive Therapy Unit.[15] On 26 October 2007 a hospital spokesman said that Watson was "recovering well" from his surgery and was in a stable condition, although the recovery process might be "a long haul".[16] Watson was discharged from hospital on 31 October 2007, and will undergo an extensive rehabilitation programme including radiotherapy. He told reporters "I'm just happy to be alive and be with my children at the moment", and paid tribute to messages of support from his fans, calling them "amazing". A statement from Watson's management added: "We would like to pass on Russell's heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming amount of messages and gifts from his fans."[17] is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Cheadle is a small town near Stockport in Greater Manchester in England and falls within the Manchester urban area. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Varian Clinac 2100C Linear Accelerator Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). ...


Personal life

Watson has two daughters: Rebecca, born October 1994,[citation needed] and Hannah.[18] He is divorced,[7] having separated from his former wife soon after the release of his first album.[4] Watson has been reported as saying: "It [his first brain tumour] changed my priorities. Made me appreciate the importance of relationships, of friends and family and, most of all, my two daughters. My fear for them if I died – that was the worst part."[7]


Discography

Albums

The Voice is the debut album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2001. ... Encore is the second album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2002. ... Reprise is the third album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2003. ... Amore Musica is an album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2005. ... The Ultimate Collection is a best of album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2006. ... Thats Life is the fifth album by British tenor Russell Watson released in 2007. ...

Singles

  • "Swing Low '99" (1999) (official song of the England team in the 1999 Rugby Union World Cup)
  • "Someone Like You" (2002) (with Faye Tozer, formerly of Steps)
  • "Nothing Sacred – A Song For Kirsty" (2002) (to raise money for the Francis House hospice)
  • "Can't Help Falling in Love" (April 2006) – Just the Two of Us victory single

First international (also the worlds first)  Scotland 4–1 England  (27 March 1871) Largest win  England 134–0 Romania  (17 November 2001) Worst defeat  Australia 76–0 England  (6 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6 (First in 1987) Best result Champions, 2003 The England national rugby union team represents... Results of the 1999 Rugby World Cup The fourth Rugby World Cup broke new ground as for the first time the big eight nations did not qualify automatically. ... Faye Louise Tozer (born Northampton, November 14, 1975) is a singer who gained fame as a member of the band Steps. ... Steps was a pop group that achieved a series of charted singles between 1997 and 2001. ... Just the Two of Us logo with presenters Vernon Kay and Tess Daly Just the Two of Us is a British television reality singing contest hosted by Vernon Kay and Tess Daly. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Salford is now in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester.
  2. ^ a b c d Waterhouse, Rosie. "'The Voice' to be sued for half his opera earnings", The Daily Telegraph, 2003-04-28. 
  3. ^ According to a February 2007 article in The Times (times2), Watson was a welder: see Wheatley, Jane. "'You Have a Brain Tumour,' the Doctor Told Me. 'Quite a Big One'", The Times (times2), 2007-02-19. 
  4. ^ a b Profiles: Russell Watson. Hello!. Retrieved on 2007-03-23. The year of Watson's birth is incorrectly stated in the article.
  5. ^ This is the actual name of the song, although some fans refer to it as "Faith of the Heart"; it was originally sung by Rod Stewart for the film Patch Adams (1998). See "News in brief : Tenor records star track", The Daily Telegraph, 2001-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Single to Boost Kirsty Appeal", BBC News, 2002-11-03. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Wheatley, Jane. "'You Have a Brain Tumour,' the Doctor Told Me. 'Quite a Big One'", The Times (times2), 2007-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Classical Brits for Ex-Factory Worker", BBC News, 2001-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Salford Singer Wins Again", BBC News, 2002-05-23. 
  10. ^ Poole, Oliver. "Is this former bolt cutter really the new Pavarotti?", The Daily Telegraph, 2001-06-19.  "How to kill classical music", The Daily Telegraph, 2001-12-05.  Christiansen, Rupert. "Karaoke on a grand scale", The Daily Telegraph, 2002-04-08. Christiansen, Rupert. "Karaoke crooners hijack classical music", The Daily Telegraph, 2006-03-01. 
  11. ^ Press information : Opera singer and multi-millionaire Russell Watson is facing a legal battle. Wacks Caller (May 2003). Retrieved on 2007-10-28.
  12. ^ "Brain Surgery for Russell Watson", BBC News, 2006-09-29.  "Russ on Mend After Op Success", The Sun, 2006-09-30.  See also Davies, Catriona. "Tumour put singer in danger of going blind", The Daily Telegraph, 2006-09-30. 
  13. ^ "Russell Watson Back in Hospital", BBC News, 2006-10-06. 
  14. ^ "Singer Watson Postpones UK Tour", BBC News, 2006-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Watson 'critical' after surgery", BBC News, 2007-10-25.  Reynolds, Nigel. "Russell Watson 'critical' after brain surgery", The Daily Telegraph, 2007-10-25. "Singer Watson undergoes emergency brain surgery", The Guardian, 2007-10-25.  Schmidt, Veronica. "Russell Watson in critical condition after brain surgery", The Times, 2007-10-25. 
  16. ^ "Russell Watson 'recovering well'", BBC News, 2007-10-26.  See also Hooper, Duncan. "Russell Watson in intensive care after surgery", The Daily Telegraph, 2007-10-26.  Attewill, Fred. "Watson 'on good form' after brain surgery", The Guardian, 2007-10-26. 
  17. ^ "Watson discharged from hospital", BBC News, 2007-10-31. 
  18. ^ According to a February 2007 article in The Times (times2), Rebecca was aged 12 years and Hannah six years in 2007: see Wheatley, Jane. "'You Have a Brain Tumour,' the Doctor Told Me. 'Quite a Big One'", The Times (times2), 2007-02-19. 

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Persondata
NAME Watson, Russell
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION British tenor from English
DATE OF BIRTH 24 November 1966
PLACE OF BIRTH Salford, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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