Carter, from Stoke, England, was given just a 30 per cent survival rate by doctors. His wife Eva was advised by doctors to play his favourite track through headphones strapped to her husband''s head. "I suddenly had a burst of energy and knew I had a lot more life left in me and that''s when I woke up - to the sound of the first song I ever bought," Contactmusic quoted Carter as saying.
"I would love to thank Mick (Jagger) and the rest of the Stones personally - I feel they really did help wake me from my coma," he added. Ironically, the single was the first the retired baker bought when he was a teenager in 1965.