Watch the moment Leukaemia patient and Lewis Capaldi superfan gets a message from his hero

A Lewis Capaldi superfan has received a heartwarming message from his hero, who says he's 'rooting' for the 11-year-old as he fights cancer.

Friends and family of Billy Green, who is being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at Leeds General Infirmary, urged the singer to send a message to "make his dreams come true".

Billy had just woken up after having a lumbar puncture and three lots of chemotherapy in his spine when he was first shown the video, but was over-the-moon as he started to recover.

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Lewis is currently on his international tour, but promised Billy backstage tickets to a show once he was back in the UK.

Lewis Capaldi superfan, 11-year-old Billy Green, watching a message from his hero

The superstar joked: “I hear that you’re a big fan of my music, and it really means a lot Billy because I need the money!"

“I’m in Singapore at the minute. I’m sorry this is just a video message, but I’m on tour.

“We’re all rooting for you, we’re all behind you.

“When I’m back and going to play some shows, we should organise - if you feel up to it - for you to come to a show.

Billy has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary

“It will be great to say hello. Keep going and I’ll see you soon!”

Billy's mum, Lisa, said: "He's a lot more excited than he reacts here, he's had a big smile on his face all day.

"Lewis is an absolute legend, he doesn't know how much this means to us all. I can't believe he's actually done it.

"Billy has already planned what he's going to wear to see Lewis, black jeans and a jumper with Lewis' face on it - or a tuxedo!"

Billy will have another lumbar puncture next week to determine whether his blood count has risen, and if it has come up he may be able to return home within a week.

The 11-year-old said he couldn't wait to show the video his friends, adding: "It made me feel so happy and excited, it's so cool.

"I can show off to everyone at school now!"