Poor old Marian Finucane had a frog in her throat during her radio show on Saturday.
The veteran RTÉ presenter was overcome by coughing just as she was joined on the line from London by singer Daniel O'Donnell, who's taking a break from music following his wife Majella's battle with cancer.
Luckily an old pro like Daniel was there to step in, summoning his inner Nuala Carey.
"I'm actually in England and the sun is shining… I don't know what it's like in Ireland," said Daniel, as Marian presumably leaned on the 'cough' button while the paroxysms passed.
You'll be glad to know that Marian was promptly back to herself, and the interview went smoothly after something of a bumpy start - and that Majella is recovering well after surgery, as Daniel went on to explain.
"The prognosis is good and please God everything is behind (us)," the Donegal crooner said.
You can listen to the whole thing here