Glastonbury Festival goer praises Paul McCartney for "saving" her when she collapsed during his set

Publish Date
Saturday, 2 July 2022, 9:55AM

Sir Paul McCartney made history last weekend, becoming the oldest headliner in Glastonbury’s 52-year history.

But while his set at Worthy Farm in southwest England was hailed as one of the greatest performances of this generation as a crowd of more than 100,000 people gathered at the festival's famous Pyramid stage to watch him play, one super fan missed most of the show.

Lisa Morris was left "absolutely gutted" after she collapsed 25 minutes after the former Beatle strode on to the stage for his three-hour show. 

The 50-year-old spent seven hours at the Pyramid Stage waiting for her hero to appear, burrowing her way through the crowd to stake out a spot by the barriers.

Armed with a bag full of snacks to give her fuel for Macca's big gig, Morris soon felt herself "fading" and had to be pulled from the crowd.

However, she praised McCartney's quick action after she collapsed.

Looking down at the pit, the music legend saw her in trouble and halted his performance to ask: "What’s going on over there?"

He gestured to bystanders to help, adding: "Is there something happening there? If so, let’s tend to it. Come on."

A moment later he added: "It's okay we sorted it, we sorted it. There you go, mate!" He then joked: "It wasn’t that solo I played? All right."

Morris, who is a nurse herself, was taken to the medical tent and found to have hypothermia, with a dangerously low body temperature.

She said that once she realised what had happened she "sobbed her heart out."

"I didn’t think for a minute that I had hypothermia. I just felt tired, but I thought I had to stick it out. I have been waiting for this moment for three years."

McCartney was joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl – and even sang a duet with his bandmate John Lennon, using special effects pioneered by the Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.