Does your favorite country singer make house calls? Well, Keith Urban makes housecalls…kind of.
Keith Urban showed up at Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital at the behest of the nurses of Marissa English, a 25 year old woman in hospice care, who is a big fan of Urban, after she was unable to attend his concert.
Marissa has a variety of health conditions including an inoperable cyst on her brain, severe scoliosis and cerebral palsy, according to WTOL. And unfortunately, according to the nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Hospital, her health is rapidly declining.
@KeithUrban Just saw the video of you visiting Marissa English at the hospital. Brought me to tears. Do you even know what an amazing, decent man you are? I can see you're grateful for every moment of your life. You, Nic and your girls are blessed. Thank you for your humanity. ❤
— Cathy C. (@CATHCO9) October 20, 2018
Marissa English had her dreams come true today. A huge shout out to Keith Urban for being an awesome person & making her the happiest girl in the world⁉️#TeamSKM #ShoutOut #KeithUrban #Charity #Love #GivingBack https://t.co/qvnBW9ypzi
— Stephen McCarty (@SKMcCrty) October 20, 2018
The video shows Urban playing guitar and singing for Marissa. He also took photos hugging her.
Originally, Marissa was planning to attend Urban’s concert in Toledo on Thursday night, but was pleasantly surprised when he instead showed up pre-performance. At the show, Urban said he got to meet his “biggest fan, a beautiful girl named Marissa.”
Wonderful gesture by @KeithUrban and best of wishes to Marissa and her family.
— Andy Rower (@Andy_Rower) October 19, 2018
HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST, END OF STORY ❤️❤️!!! SPREADING HIS LOVE AND MUSIC TO PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED IT THE MOST! PRAYERS FOR MARISSA AND HER FAMILY !
— CLAIREHKU_FAN (@ClaireHKU_Fan) October 19, 2018
@KeithUrban is a such a sweetheart… sending happy vibes Merissa
— Jennifer Applegate (@Paintapples5) October 18, 2018
Marissa has been a lifelong fan. She calls Urban “mister hottie,” according to her mother, and keeps a bunch of memorabilia from past concerts within reach of her hospital bed.
“She just has such a fascination with Keith and loves to watch him on TV and listen to his music,” said Marissa’s in-home nurse, Jackie Codding.
— Susie Weddle (@Lilhelyon3) October 19, 2018
Not a country fan. However, this right here makes me a Keith fan ! So beautiful
— Andi Baum (@Shmoo424) October 19, 2018
@KeithUrban Super sweet! Thanks for visiting and making her day!
— dlwatts (@Sweetdi519) October 19, 2018
What a wonderful thing to do.
— Pete Morgan (@Nightriff) October 19, 2018
Stories like these always lift our spirits a little bit.