Rita Ora gushes about 'hero' mother Vera returning to work amid coronavirus ...

Her mother has returned to work as a psychiatrist with the NHS and is currently on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.

And Rita Ora spoke candidly about her mum Vera Sahatciu's current situation during an appearance on Extra, which she made via video link on Wednesday.

The singer, 29, explained that she sees the impact of the global pandemic 'first-hand' through her 'hero' mother, 55, and said things have been 'frantic' and 'crazy.'

Candid: Rita Ora admitted on Wednesday that seeing the coronavirus crisis first-hand has been 'crazy' but gushed about 'hero' mother Vera returning to work amid the pandemic

Candid: Rita Ora admitted on Wednesday that seeing the coronavirus crisis first-hand has been 'crazy' but gushed about 'hero' mother Vera returning to work amid the pandemic

Rita said: 'People are coming in sick more than ever, especially the elderly. My mother's been pushed forward. 

'She's actually a psychiatrist and so for her to have to rush to the emergency is not obviously her day-to-day thing, so as you can see they are that desperate to have all different types of doctors helping from all over.'

Going on to talk about how her mother unwinds after a tough day at work, Rita went on: 'She comes home, takes her clothes off, jumps straight into the shower. It's a different way of living for right now.'

Rita has also signed up as a volunteer for the NHS as it's 'nice to also be able to help', though she said of her concerns: 'I think every day for her is a risk… I get a bit fearful and say, "If you don't feel up to it you can stay home…" 

What a hero: Rita's mum Vera Sahatciu has returned to her previous role as a psychiatrist in a bid to help those struggling with their mental health during these difficult times

What a hero: Rita's mum Vera Sahatciu has returned to her previous role as a psychiatrist in a bid to help those struggling with their mental health during these difficult times

'She feels obliged as a doctor to go and lend her services… I check in and say, "How are you feeling? Please keep your distance…"

'It's scary, but for her she believes in God and faith… She really is a hero for me.'

This comes after Rita revealed on Friday that she and her older sister Elena, 31, have signed up in a bid  to do their part in the fight against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the star has heaped praise on mum Vera who has returned to her previous role in a bid to help those struggling with their mental health during these difficult times.

Gushing: Rita said of her mother (pictured in July 2019) 'She feels obliged as a doctor to go and lend her services… It's scary, but for her she believes in God and faith… She really is a hero'

Gushing: Rita said of her mother (pictured in July 2019) 'She feels obliged as a doctor to go and lend her services… It's scary, but for her she believes in God and faith… She really is a hero'

Speaking to Hello! magazine, the chart topper branded her parent a 'superhero' for returning to the frontline, saying: 'My mother has always been my hero, but this pandemic has honestly made her a superhero in my eyes.'

She further gushed: 'She is so brave and has been through so much on her own. Yet her generosity to help others just cements what I know what my mother is capable of. I'm so happy the rest of the world has now got to see it too.'

Meanwhile, Rita described the role she and sister Elena will play as a volunteer, saying they will 'deliver medical supplies, collect prescriptions, check on the elderly and make phone calls to lonely and vulnerable members of the community.'

Vera added that though these are 'challenging times', 'nothing will stop me' from doing her job unless she's too ill to continue.

Meanwhile, Rita joined the nation in a symbolic Clap For Carers on Thursday night at 8pm, videoing the moment for her Instagram Stories.

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, has been staged because 'during these unprecedented times the NHS need to know we are grateful', the organisers said.

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