After 5 years in a vegetative state and defying medical opinion, Alfred Mason, 68, woke up in Leeds General Infirmary to tell his family and hospital staff to stop going on about the "bloody" Royal wedding.
During his time in a coma, Mr Mason's family and hospital staff read to him, left the TV on 24 hours a day and played his favourite music, in the hope that it might have an effect. Only in the last week or so, the efforts seemed to be having more effect when anything about the Royal wedding was mentioned.
Mr Mason said that all the talk of the wedding was getting on his "tits" and that it gave him the motivation to fight to come out of the coma. Nurses who dealt with Alfred said "he's only grumpy because he got out on the wrong side of his bed this morning. Besides, when we told him that two years ago Prince Andrew visited while he was in a coma, old misery guts put a complaint in about a sore bum hole, reckoning someone pimped him out whilst he was in a coma."
Alfred said "I'm tempted to go back into a coma before the wedding day. But before I do I'm getting a living will so that the next time the doctors can turn the life machines off, when Harry gets married."