NEW YORK – When the father of a victim of the Mumbai terror attacks wrote Eddie Izzard asking the comedian to send a note to his injured, bedridden son, Izzard had a better idea.
The comedian did a 90-minute stand-up routine over the holidays at the London hospital where 28-year-old Will Pike was recovering after the November attacks.
Pike broke three vertebrae, both his arms and shattered his pelvis after falling from a makeshift rope he'd made from bedsheets when terrorists took over the Mumbai hotel where he and his girlfriend were staying.
Pike had tickets to one of Izzard's recent performances, but had to miss it.
Nigel Pike, Will's father, told the Times of London the visit was "a great thing to do."
Izzard's publicist didn't return requests for comment Monday.