London Lite Wednesday, 11 November 2009 23 Sting: Night I saved my Cocos life Star tellS of battle to help daughter after freak fall STING has described the moment he had to bully his daughter into co- operating with medics following her near-fatal fall earlier this year. Coco Sumner, 19, fractured her skull in a freak fall at a restaurant in California in May. The Police frontman said she was refusing to let A&E doctors examine her when he arrived at the hospital and he had to step in to save her life. He said: Luckily, I was also in LA [at the time] and [my wife] Trudie in London rang to say, You have to go to the hospital. Coco is alive but she is in trouble. It was the longest drive of my life, I was just imagining the worst. I got there and Coco was fighting tooth and nail with medics and refusing to co-operate. The doctors said this was highly dangerous: Unless we know now whether or not she has a clot she may die. You have to convince her. I had my little girls head in my hands and I tried cajoling, begging, bullying. You will die. I am your daddy. I am telling you this, I said. Eventually she agreed and she is now fine but my life flashed in front of me. Sting has four children with wife Trudie Styler and two from his f i r s t m a r r i a g e t o a c t r e s s Frances Tomelty. He told the Evening Standard: I had assumed once your kids get to about 20 you dont have to worry, they live their own lives. No, it is a life sentence and the problems they bring are more and more complex and interesting. You never stop worrying about your kids. It is a wonderful responsibil- ity to have. The star also laid into The X Factor, branding the show appalling. He said of the final- ists: I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly. They are humiliated when they get sent off. How appalling for a young person to feel that rejection. It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music. In fact, it has put music back decades. I tried to keep an open mind, but basically I was looking at televised karaoke where they conform to stereotypes. They are either Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston or Boyzone and are not encouraged to create any real unique signature or fingerprint. Its a preposterous show. by georgina littlejohn Fought medics: Coco Sumner fractured her skull in a restaurant Doting parents: Sting with his wife Trudie Styler Eattonight M. ManzE Yet another classic, long- running pie and mash shop. established in 1902 by the current owners grandfather -- Michele Manze -- the shop still employs the same recipes used at the turn of the last century, but has continually improved the quality of the ingredients. Pie and mash starts from 2.30. 87 Tower Bridge Road, SE1 (020 7407 2985) kelly armStroNg ...pieandmash read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat arMEnts In tHe family for three generations and trading since 1914, locals will tell you that Arments pie, mash and eel house has the best traditional London fare in the land. the baton is currently being held by the affable Roy and his wife Cheryl, and long may the dynasty continue. Be warned, this place becomes very busy on Saturdays if Millwall FC are playing at home. 7-9 Westmoreland Road, SE17 (020 7703 4974) index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html