Captain Tom Moore gave ‘do not resuscitate’ order to doctors after horror fallby Verity Sulway, https://www.mirror.co.uk/authors/verity-sulway/
Captain Tom Moore, 100, made a heartbreaking admission on Piers Morgan's Life Stories which aired on Sunday night.
The war hero, who rose to fame when he raised millions of pounds for the NHS, suffered a horror fall last year and ended up putting a "do not resuscitate" sign on his hospital door.
The brave centurion said he never wanted to have to depend on constant care in order to survive.
He told Piers: “I have always felt that if somebody is gravely ill and near to death to bring them back for them to die a very unpleasant death, why do that? If you have gone, you have gone.
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“I did not want to finish up in an old people’s home without any facility of my own, having to be fed in every way. I would hate ever to be like that.”
Asked about being called a "war hero", Tom said he rejects the label because he was one of many people fighting for the same thing.
He said he hoped that when people saw his medals, that they remembered the war, because so few people remember it any more.
"But I hope we don't have any more war," he added.
"They are fruitless , nothing good ever comes out of them in the end."
Tom said he realised when he had survived the war relatively unscathed, he realised how incredibly lucky he had been.
And the interview got emotional as Tom broke down in tears talking about his beloved grandchildren, because he was so happy when he moved in with them.
* Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Captain Tom Moore is available on ITV Player