A budding DJ who was diagnosed with a brain tumour weeks before Christmas was left “gobsmacked” when he received a surprise visit from Cher Lloyd. The X Factor finalist visited 16-year-old Sam Morris after she was contacted by his teachers at Bishop Perowne CE College. Sam had a life-saving operation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on December 1 to drain the fluid from around the tumour. He will start five weeks of radiotheraphy to treat the tumour, which doctors have said is treatable, but inoperable.
But before he starts his treatment, the teenager, of Belmont Street, off Rainbow Hill, Worcester, enjoyed a special surprise visit from Cher. Sam was so surprised, he even asked her if she was really “the Cher Lloyd”. He said:
“I was absolutely gobsmacked, it was amazing when she walked into the room. I’m a big Cher fan, I voted for her every week on the X Factor.She was really nice, I’m really chuffed she came to visit me. I’m still in shock!”
Cher, who arrived with her dad Darren, chatted to Sam for at least an hour, telling him all about her time on the ITV1 show and revealing that Simon Cowell was actually “really nice” in real life.Cher told Sam all about the celebrities she had met since appearing on the show, assuring the teenager that she herself had been starstruck when she met comic Keith Lemon and Will.i.am.
The pair got on so well that they have agreed to keep in touch, with Cher asking Sam to keep her up-to-date with his treatment and promising to let him know how her career develops.Sam’s parents Jon and Jayne Morris said they were thrilled when the singer agreed to visit Sam yesterday at such short notice. Mr Morris said: “I got a phone call at 10.15am telling me she was coming over at 4pm and I couldn’t believe it.“It meant a lot to Sam. He followed her throughout the X Factor and for her to take some time out to come and see him means a lot.
“I’m chuffed to think that she put some time aside. It will help take his mind off things as well.”
“I have been to visit Sam on a few occasions and he said how much he liked Cher Lloyd and how nice it would be to meet her."Debbie Thomasson, home liaison support worker at Bishop Perowne, who organised the visit, said:
And people wonder why we love this girl :)