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‘Massive effect’ Eurovision host Mika’s life changed when his sister fell 50ft from window

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Eurovision host Mika has spoken out on the horror accident that saw his sister Paloma plummet 50ft from the window of her fourth-floor flat in Kensington in 2010.

In an unearthed interview, the Grace Kelly singer told how he took a break from work after the incident to help Paloma, who worked as his stylist, recover following the horrific accident.During the fall, Paloma’s legs were impaled on the rail's spikes, with one entering her abdomen.Firefighters quickly cut the section of the railing and a helicopter response team rushed her to hospital.Mika has since looked back on the tragic events as he reflected on the “massive effect” they had in his life.He said: “Paloma has been weak on her left side since birth, and has a tendency to lose her balance.“That’s what happened when she leant out of her bedroom window that night.She fell and impaled herself on the railings below.”Luckily, a neighbour who heard the fall was able to rush to her and held her for an hour, slapping her face “to keep her conscious”.Mika stressed the vital work performed by NHS staff as they saved Paloma’s life that night, after operating on her for 17 hours.The pop star said medical staff had initially “prepared us for the worst”, but that Paloma has since had tendon transplants and “is learning to walk again.”Mika added to the Daily Mail: “It was only after she had made a recovery that doctors said defied medical science that I could work again.The incident had a massive effect on me. (sic)“It showed me that you could lose everything you take for granted in five seconds, so I vowed to make the most of my situation.”Back in 2010, Mika thanked London's emergency services for their vital work that helped save his sister’s life.In a statement on his.

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