Justin Bieber meets with Utah girl in hospital, reTweets photos
Justin Bieber made a very special visit to one of his fans before a performance on Jan. 5, 2013.
Bieber, 18, visited a fan who was too sick to attend his concert in Salt Lake City on January 5, according to the Associated Press.
The 7-year-old leukemia patient, Millie Flamm, received a visit from the superstar while in her hospital room at the Primary Children's Medical Center on Saturday night.
Bieber reportedly sang a song to Flamm while holding her hand, and gave her his guitar pick. The pop star also gave her a kiss on the cheek before leaving, according to AP.
The young girl's family and friends launched a social media campaign promoting the visit when Flamm was forced to sell her concert tickets after suffering a relapse two weeks ago.
While Bieber hasn't directly commented on the hospital visit, he has taken to his official Twitter account to repost stories and photos from their meeting. A local city news station, ABC 4 News, reported the original story which Bieber re-Tweeted.
Bieber is no stranger to going the extra mile for his fans, having met with 6-year-old Avalanna Routh in early 2012. The young girl, who battled a rare type of brain cancer, passed away in September. The singer mourned her loss on his Twitter account.
"Just got the worst news ever. one of the greatest spirits I have ever known is gone. please pray for her family and for her," he Tweeted on September 26.
"RIP Avalanna. i love you," he said in another Tweet.
The news comes amid recent published photos, posted on TMZ, that show Bieber holding what appears to be a blunt. He has not commented about the pictures, which the website says were snapped at a party in a hotel in Newport Beach, California, but Tweeted cryptically: "Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up. (sic)"
Bieber has also made headlines more recently a paparazzo died while attempting to snap a photo of his car on New Year's Day. Bieber expressing his consolences.
A person believed to be his friend was driving his Ferrari when police pulled it over on January 1 on Los Angeles' busiest highway, which was emptier than usual due to the New Year's Day holiday.
"While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim," Bieber, 18, said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com. "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."
The celebrity photographer, whose name has also not been released, spotted the vehicle on the side of the road and ran across a parallel road to snap pictures. A cop ordered him to return to his own car. The paparazzo then ran back and was struck by another vehicle. Its driver turned back and tried to help the man, who died of his injuries on the scene, authorities say.