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Green Day Album Brings Boy Out Of Coma

Monday, March 14, 2005

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Green Day Album Brings Boy Out Of Coma

03/14/2005 10:00 AM, LAUNCH
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A Welsh boy emerged from a coma after listening to the band's Grammy-winning American Idiot album, according to the BBC. Nine-year-old Corey George of Aberaman, Wales, had been in a coma and on life support for two weeks before his family played the "punk rock opera" on the boom box they brought to the hospital to help them get through the many hours of waiting. Within an hour of hearing the disc, George reportedly woke up and began moving his fingers and toes. Breaking the excruciating two-week silence that had his parents on the brink of despair, the boy's first words were quoted as, "Please turn off that infernal noise! Can't you see I'm in a coma over here?"

George was hit by an SUV while crossing the street on his ninth birthday. He has been taken off the critical list, and is currently receiving psychotherapy to address the trauma of his re-emergence. The boy told the BBC, "I mean, blimey! There I am with all kinds of tubes and wires stickin' outta me, and the first thing I see is my parents rockin' out in the ICU."

Mr. and Mrs. George have said that they feel terrible about the incident, but that they really thought Corey would have wanted them to make the best of their situation. "Corey is actually more into Super Furry Animals, but we never thought he'd dislike Green Day so much.

Meanwhile, members of Green Day reportedly sent a box of CDs and other merchandise to the boy after hearing the news of his emergence from the coma.