Justin Bieber has met the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir, presenting the amateur group with their Official Christmas Number One Chart Award after they beat the Canadian singer to the top spot in December.
The NHS Choir were helped to Christmas Number One by Bieber himself, who asked his fans to buy the charity single ‘A Bridge Over You’ instead of his song ‘Love Yourself’. He tweeted at the time: “For one week it’s ok not to be Number One. Let’s do the right thing and help them win. It’s Christmas”.
Bieber presented the forty members of the NHS Choir with the award in London, telling OfficialCharts.com: “I was honoured to meet everyone from the choir and I’m really happy that they got their Number One”.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) March 1, 2016
Junior doctor and choir spokesperson Katie Rogerson meanwhile said: “We are all delighted to meet Justin Bieber today, and congratulate him on his tremendous achievements. It was wonderful that Justin supported the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir.”
She continued: “By doing this, he not only recognised our mental health charities (MIND, SAMH and NIAMH) and Carers UK, but also acknowledged every single member of our hardworking NHS team across the UK. On a personal note… it gives me a bit of street cred with my paediatric patients as Dr Katie! I’m now a Belieber in every sense of the word!”
Watch footage of Bieber meeting the NHS Choir below.
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Justin Bieber almost appeared on Kanye West’s new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’.