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Band Aid song cringeworthy, says Edola survivor nurse William Pooley

By Sherna Noah

The UK nurse who survived Ebola has described the new Band Aid charity single as "cringeworthy".

William Pooley went back to work at an isolation unit in Sierra Leone in West Africa, despite having been airlifted to London after catching the disease.

Pooley criticised the lyrics in the reworked version of Do They Know It's Christmas? featuring One Direction, Bono and Ed Sheeran and put together by Bob Geldof.

"It's Africa, not another planet. That sort of cultural ignorance is a bit cringeworthy. There's a lyric about 'death in every tear'. It's just a bit much," he said.

He urged people who want to help fight Ebola to donate to charities working with patients directly.

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