The second man to walk on the moon is in good hands at Christchurch Hospital - he is being cared for by David Bowie.

A Canterbury DHB doctor with same name as the musical legend is treating Buzz Aldrin.

Bowie, the singer, was famous for his space-themed music, releasing albums such as Space Oddity, which was released five days after the Apollo 11 launch, and Ziggy Stardust. He died from liver cancer in January 2016.

Bowie, the doctor, has a Bachelor of Medicine and a Fellowship of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

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Aldrin's manager Christina Korp tweeted a photo of Bowie and the astronaut and another photo of the doctor's business card.

The 86-year-old adventurer was airlifted from Antarctica to Christchurch last week for fluid on the lungs.

He has been recuperating in Christchurch Hospital and was under doctors' orders to stay in New Zealand until his lungs had cleared.

Bowie told Aldrin he could possibly be discharged in a couple of days, Korp said.​

Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Photo / Nasa
Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Photo / Nasa