Keith Urban stunned a superfan fighting for her life on Thursday night (18 Oct 2018) by visiting her in hospital. […]
Keith Urban stunned a superfan fighting for her life on Thursday night (18 Oct 2018) by visiting her in hospital.
Marissa English wanted nothing more than to see Urban perform live, according to her mom, Marlise Matthews, and sister, Madison Rowe, but when her already declining state worsened, English couldn’t move from her bed, let alone go to a concert.
But some very special caretakers couldn’t bear to see English be let down.
The media campaign worked, and after a bit of organizing, Urban arrived at English’s hospital room.
“The visit was truly amazing,” Matthews told TODAY. “Keith was so compassionate with her. He held her hand while he talked to her and sang to her.”
English has been in the hospital for 17 days fighting for her life, according to Rowe, English’s sister.
Before the show began, Urban acknowledged his special guests and dedicated the entire show to his “biggest fan, Marissa,” according to Matthews.
Back at St. Vincent’s, English listened to Urban’s music and looked at her many photos with her favorite singer.
As she continues to fight through pain and hardship, her family sees each next day as a blessing.
“The entire time he was there, it was like she was almost back to her old self,” Rowe told TODAY. “Her entire face lit up, and she wanted to talk and sing and smile. For Marissa, this was a wish of a lifetime come true.”