British singer James Morrison's meteoric rise up the British charts is keeping his alcoholic father going, as he battles serious health problems. Despite his non-stop schedule, the UNDISCOVERED songwriter, who was born JAMES MORRISON CATCHPOLE, always finds time to telephone his dad PAUL for a chat, and boosts the former handyman's ailing spirits with his stories of success. Catchpole - who lives in Rugby, England - says of his 21-year-old son, "Things really aren't good for me health-wise at the moment. I'm in a bad way. "He rings me every couple of days to check I'm OK. I'm so proud of him and I hope to see him soon."