Duran Duran’s Gig Tribute to Brave Coatbridge Cerebral Palsy Sufferer Keir, 13

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Duran Duran's gig tribute to brave Coatbridge cerebral palsy sufferer Keir, 13

Dec 7 2011 By Scott Mullen

POP legends Duran Duran paid a moving tribute to a brave boy who underwent miracle surgery.

The band invited Kier McArthur, 13, to be guest of honour at their Glasgow concert.

And on stage, lead singer Simon Le Bon described Keir, who has cerebral palsy, as “the bravest boy in the world”.

Keir, from Coatbridge, met the band by chance during a stop at Newark airport in New Jersey in October as he travelled to Missouri for treatment.

He only got back from the US on Saturday, the day before the band played the SECC.

But the youngster, who had two procedures which have allowed him to walk freely for the first time in four years, was delighted to take them up on their offer to be their guest.

The band had kept in touch via email during his treatment.

Dad Martin, 44, said: “During the gig, Simon told the crowd about Kier’s life-changing operation.

“He said they think he’s the bravest boy in the world.

“We were all in tears.

“These guys have won all sort of awards and have sold millions of records.

“But they took time to take so much interest in a wee boy from Coatbridge. It’s wonderful.”

Courtesy Daily Record