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27th Jun 2019

Woman gives birth during Pink gig, names baby in her honour

Dave Hanratty

Another genuinely amazing night at Anfield…

Music is a wonderfully powerful thing, and we’ve all experienced a life-changing gig before, just not perhaps like this.

Fresh from wowing Irish fans in Dublin last week, Pink continued her tour with a date at Anfield where somehow something even more dramatic than Liverpool’s Champions League heroics took place.

Diehard fan – you definitely qualify if you go to a gig when nine months pregnant – Denise Jones was all set for a fun evening only to go into labour during the very first song on Tuesday.

Incidentally, the song in question was ‘Get The Party Started’, which seems pretty perfect, no?

The Liverpool Echo reports that on-site paramedics safely delivered a baby girl in the stadium’s first aid room, despite being on the completely opposite side of the venue when Jones went into labour.

Having being alerted, heroes in question John Matthews and Dani Berg made their way across the stadium to meet Jones, and had to act fast, with no time to get to a hospital or administer anaesthetic.

In fact, the only available equipment they had was a couple of beds.

“It took less than five minutes,” said Matthews.

“We didn’t have time to get concerned or worried, we just had to crack on and get on with it.”

“This doesn’t happen very often and I’d never delivered a baby in Anfield before,” he added. “When things go well, it’s always a good feeling.”

Mother and baby are both doing well, with the baby taking the name Dolly Pink.

“I’m still massively in shock, just a bit gutted I missed the concert,” noted Jones.