PHOENIX—Taylor Swift surprised an 8-year-old girl recovering from devastating burns at a Phoenix hospital.
The Arizona Republic reports the pop star showed up unannounced Saturday, May 5, at the Arizona Burn Center to see Isabella McCune.
The girl’s family made a video on Wednesday of her asking for Swift to visit because she couldn’t leave the hospital for the singer’s concert next week.
Swift stayed for about 20 minutes. She signed autographs and gifted Isabella with a bag of merchandise from her concert tour.
Dear @taylorswift13 : THANK YOU SO MUCH for visiting Isabella 🙏 A sweet miracle for a special 8yo girl going through so much #12News #IsabellameetTaylor #TaylormeetIsabella @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/vGFvPby9Dl
— Antonia Mejia (@AMejia12News) May 5, 2018
Swift also hand wrote a message in Isabella’s journal. “Isabella! I hope you feel better soon and I’m so honored you’ve been listening to my music. You’re so awesome and I can’t wait to have you at a show!! Stay strong, gorgeous. Love, Taylor.”
The McCune family says Isabella suffered third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body when a fire erupted at a neighborhood party on St. Patrick’s Day in March.
The girl says hugs sometimes hurt but asked for one from Swift.
In less than 30mins on #12News at 10pm. This cute 8yo, Isabella McCune, speaks exclusively about this heart-warming hug from @taylorswift13 💗 @taylornation13 #IsabellameetTaylor #TaylorMeetIsabella pic.twitter.com/8NhOXN7vXr
— Antonia Mejia (@AMejia12News) May 6, 2018
Isabella’s father, J.D. McCune was very grateful for Swift’s visit. “She’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now and she came and saw my little girl,” said J.D. McCune, azfamily reported.
As @taylorswift13 kicks off her #reputation tour TODAY in #AZ cute Isabella recovers from her severe burns, but she looks at all the goodies Taylor personally gave her this weekend! 🙏❤️ #12News #TaylorMeetIsabella #IsabellaMeetTaylor pic.twitter.com/CcqT6extAC
— Antonia Mejia (@AMejia12News) May 8, 2018