7-year-old Grace suffered terrible injuries when she was struck by a car outside of a Taylor Swift concert on Aug. 10. When Taylor found out that her devoted fan was coming to her Sept. 21 concert in Nashville, she surprised the little girl by inviting her backstage before the concert!
Grace Markel, 7, attended Taylor Swift Aug. 10 summer concert, and while getting out of a taxi outside of the concert arena, she was struck by an SUV! She sustained multiple injuries that left her in the hospital for two days. When Taylor found out that her devoted fan was coming to her Sept. 21 concert in Nashville, she surprised the little girl by inviting her backstage before the concert!
Taylor Swift Meets Injured Fan: Singer Invites Girl Backstage At Nashville Concert
Instead of spending the night enjoying the music at Taylor’s concert, Grace was rushed to the hospital, where she stayed for two days. There, Grace “was treated after suffering two skull fractures, a slight left orbital fracture, multiple head lacerations, a severe concussion, and road rash over her face and body,” reports People.
The driver was reportedly driving on a suspended license, without insurance.
Taylor Swift Surprises Superfan At Concert
To boost Grace’s spirits as she recovers, her parents got her tickets to Taylor’s Sept. 21 concert. Not only did Grace finally get the chance to attend her idol’s awesome show, Taylor surprised her by inviting her backstage before the show!
“Taylor greeted Grace by her name and immediately knelt down and hugged her,” Grace’s mom Amy Markel told People of the meeting. “She told Grace she had a cold and asked Grace to sing extra loud to help her out.” Taylor then signed Grace’s shirt “I heart Grace! Taylor.”
“Taylor’s mother told Grace she was so sorry about what happened to her,” Amy said. “She gave me a hug saying she sympathized with what we’d been through. It was so surreal and amazing.” The family explained that Taylor was so genuine and caring that it made Grace feel so comfortable — even though she was obviously starstruck!
What an exciting experience and touching moment!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it’s sweet that Taylor met Grace?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski
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