Tom has been interviewed by the Great Ormond Street Hospital’s “Teens First For Health” Web site.
In the interview, Tom discusses health and medical issues – and he reveals that a few years ago he spent four days in the hospital after his lung collapsed!
He also shares some of his philosophies on life, such as, “Someone told me a great thing once, and I think it’s true. They said that the people with the best sense of what’s important in the world, and what is important and what’s not, are the people who have dealt with these terrible tragedies and difficulties.”
Here is an excerpt:
I spent four nights in hospital about three years ago for a collapsed lung.
I actually found out about it on a medical for the fourth Harry Potter film. They said I wasn’t fit for work and there was a large pocket of air in my lungs.
I have never been in hospital except for visiting friends and family so I was scared but it gives you insight into what life is all about.
Credit to the nurses for being light-hearted. They treated me best by having some banter. Luckily my mum and friends were there too.
I was there about four nights and in that time I made very good friends with a blind man who was next to me. He told me all his stories.