Stand Up To Cancer viewers were left sobbing during Dermot Kennedy’s incredible performance during Channel 4’s charity special.

The Irish singer-songwriter, 29, made a surprise appearance on Friday night to perform his smash hit, Better Days – and his lyrics hit hard with audiences at home.

Dermot’s stellar performance aired moments after viewers were introduced to cancer patient Rebecca, who has battled a rare form of the disease for over seven years.

Brave Rebecca left viewers in tears as she shared her story, admitting that as the years go on, she gets angrier about the fact she has battled cancer three times in her short life.

Stand Up To Cancer viewers were left sobbing during Dermot Kennedy’s incredible performance (


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The inspirational young lady broke the nation’s hearts when she admitted that she sometimes thinks she has done something ‘bad’ to deserve being so sick.

And as Stand Up To Cancer viewers wiped their tears from their eyes, they were soon sobbing again as Dermot took to stage.

The Dublin native’s spine-tingling performance hit home as he sang the words: “For seven years running, you’ve been a solider. But better days are coming, better days are coming for you.”

The talented singer also sang: “Better days are coming, if no one told you. I hate to hear you crying over the phone, dear.”

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And as Dermot belted out the emotional lyrics, Channel 4 viewers hoped that Rebecca was watching his stunning performance.

“Dermot Kennedy’s performance relates perfectly to Rebecca’s story. I’m absolutely bawling. Such a gorgeous song and such a gorgeous girl. Bless you Rebecca,” gushed one fan.

“For seven years running you’ve been a soldier, Rebecca. You have done nothing wrong. Sending soooo much love,” another echoed.

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“Wow. I’m so touched by Dermot Kennedy’s performance. You could tell he was emotional about what was just shown before he got on stage. Absolutely beautiful,” someone else swooned.

Meanwhile, a fourth tweeted: “Crying my eyes out. Dermot Kennedy’s songs hit hard.”

“Dermot Kennedy is an angel. So is Rebecca. My tissues are running out and my eyes are so red from crying,” another Channel 4 viewer shared.

Rebecca has beaten cancer three times in her young life (


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During tonight’s charity event former Big Brother star Davina McCall took to the stage alongside Maya Jama, Alan Carr and Adam Hills to host the celebrity fundraising event.

Stars from music, television and sports will are on hand throughout the evening to encourage donations, including the likes of Liam Gallagher, Liam Payne, The Jonas Brothers, Usain Bolt, Olivia Colman and Stephen Mangan.

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