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Lady Gaga might have upset some of her fans when she announced she had to cancel the remaining dates of her Born This Way Ball tour due to an injury, but she made one fan extremely happy when she paid her a visit on Wednesday.
The “You and I” singer found out that 5-year-old Kayleigh Gurbynski, who has a terminal heart condition called Turner's Syndrome, traveled from Wisconsin to Chicago to attend her cancelled concert.
Local radio-show host Tony Waitekus reached out to Gaga’s team to let her know that Kayleigh was a big fan, and that’s how she ended up getting tickets to the show. But when it was cancelled, Gaga made sure that Kayleigh’s wish came true.
“She can’t do the show due to joint pain. She can barely walk herself, and in spite of the fact that there’s no show, she made an effort to meet Kaylee,” said Waitekus, according to a local report. ‘I’ve never seen that happen in my history of being in radio.”
He added of Gaga’s gesture, “It just goes to show that no matter what you say about some of these high-falutin artists, many of them do have huge hearts and put them to good use sometimes, and that happened here. She did the right thing, and she did it because she wanted to do it. I just can’t say enough about her for doing that.”
E! Online reports that Gaga first announced she would be postponing four tour dates, but a day later, Live Nation confirmed the rest of the dates would be cancelled due to a hip injury that requires surgery.