James Blunt gives his thanks to NHS workers after his father Charles' kidney ...

James Blunt has paid his thanks to NHS workers who gave his father, Colonel Charles Blount, a kidney transplant in January. 

The singer, 46, appeared on Thursday's episode of The One Show where he told how his father is currently on the mend from his operation and is doing well.

He said: 'Thank you to the amazing surgeons, doctors and nurses. In January, they gave my father a new kidney and he’s now in isolation much healthier and much more positive and thrilled thanks to those guys in Portsmouth.'

Grateful: James Blunt, 46, has paid his thanks to NHS workers who gave his father, Colonel Charles Blount, a kidney transplant in January

Grateful: James Blunt, 46, has paid his thanks to NHS workers who gave his father, Colonel Charles Blount, a kidney transplant in January

'It’s really amazing to see the difference immediately that a second-hand kidney can do.'

James is currently self-isolating in Ibiza, describing the situation there as a 'serious lockdown'. 

He said: 'You guys, where you're allowed out for an hour, we are locked in all the time. I have nothing to complain about, I have a garden.'

James' latest music video for his song The Greatest is in praise of frontline workers with proceeds from the single going to the NHS and the World Health Organisation. 

James said: 'In January, they gave my father a new kidney and he’s now in isolation much healthier and much more positive'

James said: 'In January, they gave my father a new kidney and he’s now in isolation much healthier and much more positive'

The musician was unable to give his own kidney as he was not the right blood type, but following a public appeal on Good Morning Britain last year, a donor came forward.

It comes after James spoke about his father during an appearance on Loose Women in February.

He said: 'My dad is doing well. It's an amazing process. About 53 weeks ago a man offered to give him a kidney.

'My father's name is Charles Blount and the man who offered to give him a kidney is a distant cousin of ours called Charlie Blount -

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