Mayo residents to appear on 'Ellen'
Mayo's singing surgeons are headed for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Orthopedic surgery residents Elvis Francois and William Robinson are scheduled to be guests on the show this Tuesday, according to TV listings. The CBS show is broadcast locally weekdays at 4 p.m. on KAAL (6).
The pair of Mayo Clinic residents went viral last month with a rendition of Mike Yung's "Alright" — with Francois on vocals and Robinson performing on piano. Another orthopedic surgery resident, Dr. Bayard Carlson, recorded the video.
When you’re feeling low——— And there’s no one around—— When it looks like its over—— And lifes got you down——— Hold on to me brother———— I’ll be there when you need—— Because theres a brighter tomorrow— This I truly believe—————— Everything———Everything—- Everything is gonna be alright— So dry those eyes....it’ll be....alright.... —— Before he retired the legendary Dr. Franklin Sim once told me....”As a surgeon, it is your responsibility to bear the burden of worry with your patients.....” —— As health care providers we often meet people at their greatest time of need....and sometimes the best gift you can give is a simple reminder that everything will be alright.... —— Much love to my brother Dr. Robinson @w_a_robinson on the keys. Much love to my brother Dr. Carlson for recording the video @bccarlson943 both fellow Orthopedic Surgery residents at Mayo Clinic —— And much love to the inspirational @mikeyung for writing and singing this original piece...check out his story and support his kick start campaign #nevergiveup he’s incredible —— #musicismedicine #doctors #pianocover #minnesota #itllbeokay #itllbealright #keepsinging #cancersucks #cancersurvivor #keepfighting #orthopedicsurgery #residentlife #nurselife #pharmacist #physicaltherapy #healthcareforall @mayoclinic #nevergiveup #neverquit
The video, along with a nice note of inspiration from Dr. Francois, has been viewed more than 2.2 million times on Facebook as of this writing.
"As health care providers," he wrote, "we often meet people at their greatest time of need....and sometimes the best gift you can give is a simple reminder that everything will be alright..."
Remember this couple?
Dr. Francois and the orthopedic crew still have a little ways to go if they want to reach the starpower of Fran and Marlo Cowan. The couple became an Internet sensation in 2008 when an impromptu performance in the Gonda Building atrium was recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
The video — which landed them an interview on "Good Morning America" — has since been viewed nearly 12 million times.