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Buzz Aldrin and Dr. David Bowie
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, left, and his doctor in New Zealand, David Bowie. (Christina Korp Photo via Twitter)

Only an out-of-this-world coincidence could produce such earthly results.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who is in a New Zealand hospital after falling ill during a tour of Antarctica, is being treated by a doctor named David Bowie. The space oddity was not lost on Christina Korp, manager for the 86-year-old starman, who tweeted about it and shared images of Aldrin and the doctor together.

“Thank heaven @TheRealBuzz‘s doctor is David Bowie. You can’t make this stuff up,” Korp Tweeted on Monday with a photo showing the Apollo 11 moonwalker sitting up and chatting with Bowie.

Aldrin was taken to a hospital in Christchurch on Dec. 1, where he was found to have fluid in his lungs. At the time, Korp said his condition was stable and described his as being in good hands.

The rock star David Bowie, who died of cancer at age 69 on Jan. 10, was revered for music that referenced the stars above. He was much celebrated by those who have truly traveled to space, including astronaut Chris Hadfield, who covered “Space Oddity” from the International Space Station.

Korp tweeted Monday that it could be one or two days before Aldrin is cleared to leave the hospital. She shared another image of Aldrin with his daughter, Jan, and Dr. Bowie.

Previous tweets over the weekend captured Aldrin passing time on his iPhone and reading magazines and newspapers.


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