Keith Urban is actually doing what he can to bring a little light to one fan’s life.
The 50-year-old country star recently paid a visit to Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, to meet Marissa English, a fan too ill to attend his Graffiti U tour stop.
English was born that has a variety of health conditions, including an inoperable cyst on her brain, severe scoliosis as well as cerebral palsy. She’s currently in hospice care, yet has always been a huge fan of Urban.
“She has memorabilia coming from a couple of the some other concerts we’ve been to. She incorporates a T-shirt of which we put on a pillow of which’s beside her all the time. the item’s actually cute because she’ll pick up the pillow as well as hug the item as well as kiss the item…She’ll point at the item as well as say ‘Mr. Hottie,’” English’s mother told WTOL.
Twenty-all 5-year-old English’s love for Urban became known to the nurses at the hospital, who helped start a social media campaign to get the “Coming Home” singer to visit. the item all came to fruition on Thursday, as Urban stopped by before his concert at Toledo’s Huntington Center to privately serenade Marissa in her hospital room.
Urban has previously admitted of which the item doesn’t take much to pull at his heartstrings. In a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed of which he incorporates a “not bad cry” about once a month.
“When I haven’t cried in a while, I can tell I get pent-up. Then maybe once a month I have a not bad cry, one big avalanche of a torrential downpour, as well as I feel amazing for weeks afterward. The streets are cleaned, the skies are blue, there’s no humidity as well as the item’s beautiful,” he shared.
He opened up more about his comments in July, telling Andrew Denton on his show, Interview, of which “anything” will make him tear up. “[the item’s] accumulative, accumulative things of which didn’t actually warrant a cry at the time, as well as they add up, you know,” he said. “I mean, little things, the passing of time, kids growing up, the loss of friends, loved ones for all manner of reasons — all of the item.”
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