One Good Thing: YNHH doctor treating COVID-19 patients sings ‘Lean On Me’ to relieve stress, bring joy to others

One Good Thing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A video from a doctor at Yale-New Haven Hospital went viral the past weekend.

Doctor Nathan Wood, a resident at YNHH, recorded himself playing piano and singing “Lean On Me” a couple of weeks ago after seeing his first coronavirus patient in the ICU.

He didn’t post it then, but says he decided to now because Bill Withers – the man behind the 1972 hit – died last week.

RELATED: ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Dr.Wood says this week he’ll start working in the COVID-care unit at Yale; he expects to work around 70 hours a week.

He says he plans to share more videos of him playing others songs he finds meaningful and uplifting as a way to deal with stress.

He hopes to entertain and uplift others, too.

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