LIAM NEESON has paid tribute to health workers battling coronavirus at his local hospital in the US and offered some stirring words of encouragement for the weeks ahead.
The Northern Irish actor became a US citizen back in 2009, following the outpouring of sympathy he received from fans and well-wishers after the death of his wife Natasha Richardson.
While Neeson has not forgotten his Ballymena roots, he is currently in lockdown over at his private residence in Sharon, Connecticut, while hospitals continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eager to show his support for healthcare workers in the US, Neeson has filmed a video paying tribute to staff at the nearby New Milford Hospital and the wider Nuvance Health hospitals group it is part of.
"As someone who is personally connected to the Sharon community, I’ve seen first-hand how courageous, dedicated, professional and resilient the clinical staff are at Nuvance Health hospitals," he said in the clip.
"During this challenging and worrisome time, I’m feeling encouraged by the hospital’s readiness for this serious health crisis," he added.
"Let’s show the Nuvance health heroes how much we appreciate their devotion and commitment to patient care.”
Neeson’s parting words are the most powerful of all, offering hope and encouragement not just to hospitals in the US but medical staff all around the world.
"Together, we’ll get through this. Let’s make that our promise to one another."