Jaz Ellington nearly missed The Voice audition

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Jessie J was reduced to tears by Jaz's singing

Jaz Ellington almost missed out on his 'The Voice' audition when he was rushed to hospital after suffering a severe asthma attack days earlier.

Jaz Ellington almost missed out on his 'The Voice' audition after suffering a severe asthma attack days before.

The 27-year-old hopeful wowed judges Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue with his performance on Saturday night's (14.04.12) show, but just days earlier he was "going out of his mind" worry whether he would be fit enough to try out for the BBC One programme after being rushed to hospital.

He is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: "I was sitting in hospital asking the doctors, 'Am I going to be able to audition?' and they said, 'We'll see'.

"I was going out of my mind. I was thinking to myself, 'I need to get the hell out of here and get to this audition. I have to go even if my voice is not back by then. I have to step on that stage'."

Jaz's breathing problems were the result of the stress of moving house with his pregnant wife Kirsten - who is expecting in late July - but he recovered to reduce Jessie and will to tears with an emotional rendition of 'Ordinary People', which was written by the Black Eyed Peas singer and John Legend.

The wannabe - who also performed Ed Sheeran's 'A Team' - revealed he wrote a song to honour his late friend Fabian Ricketts, who has gunned down aged 18, and performed it at his funeral.

He said: "You don't know what you've got until it's gone."

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