Watch: Paramedic stuns colleagues with opera voice

The paramedic said he sings for patients while transporting them in the ambulance

By EMS1 Staff

KIRKBY, England — A British paramedic has become an internet sensation after a clip of him singing opera on-duty went viral this week. 

A colleague caught Lewis Quinn, 37, on camera singing the opera song “Nessun dorma.” Quinn studied music for eight years in the United States before joining the North West Ambulance Service, reported UPI

Since his hidden talents were discovered, Quinn has been dubbed the “Pavarotti paramedic,” a tribute to the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. 

“Oh my, this was never meant to happen. I’ve only ever sang for a few colleagues before,” Quinn told the Liverpool Echo. “I sing for the patients in the back of the ambulance a lot though, particularly the dementia patients. They can be quite hard to get a response out of sometimes but they enjoy it, and they always tell me if they don’t!”

Despite his musical abilities, Quinn said he is not inclined to pursue a music career. 

“I think an ambulance guy with a really classical voice is just a bit of a novelty for people,” Quinn said. “My personality doesn’t suit pursuing a career in music, for that you have to be very egotistical.”

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