Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

John Linehan was given 36 hours to live but he’s still going strong as May McFettridge

John Linehan who is better known as his character May McFettridge pictured at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.
Picture By Mark McCormick 24/05/13
John Linehan who is better known as his character May McFettridge pictured at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Picture By Mark McCormick 24/05/13
PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD
John Linehan as May McFettridge
PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD John Linehan as May McFettridge
John Linehan who is better known as his character May McFettridge pictured at the Grand Opera House in Belfast.
Picture By Mark McCormick 24/05/13
John Linehan who is better known as his character May McFettridge pictured at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Picture By Mark McCormick 24/05/13

You can't keep a good man down — and much-loved comedian John Linehan is living proof.

The Belfast joker — best known for his alter ego May McFettridge — has been shot at, survived a pub bombing and was once so gravely ill he was read his last rites and given 36 hours to live.

No laughing matter you’d think, but John reflects with a wry smile on how he has always dusted himself down and just got on with enjoying life.

Read the full interview only in tomorrow's Sunday Life

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