Taylor Swift visits 8-year-old burns girl

Taylor Swift visits 8-year-old burns girl

Darren Sullivan
May 7, 2018

On Saturday, Swift visited a young fan, eight-year-old Isabella McCune, in the hospital, showering her with tour merch and signing plenty of autographs for McCune, her friends, family, and the hospital staff.

Last Wednesday, upon hearing Swift was rehearsing for the tour in nearby Glendale, Arizona, McCune made a video requesting her pop idol visit her in the hospital, since she wouldn't be able to attend the show this week.

Despite Isabella being unable to attend Swift's Reputation tour at Gila River Arena on Tuesday, the pop star extended an invitation for the girl to join her on tour whenever she is ready.

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.

"She was about to leave and I said 'Taylor, can I have a hug?' And she said, 'Yeah!"

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Though Isabella won't make Taylor's first "Reputation" gig at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Tuesday, the "Delicate" hitmaker - who became aware of the youngster's plight thanks to social media - has promised to make it up to her once she's well enought.

"Taylor took time out of her busy, busy schedule and sat down on the bed next to Isabella", her mother, Lilly McCune, told PEOPLE. "I heard you were here and I wanted to visit you, but maybe you can come and visit me", the little girl said in the impromptu video, which was shot by an Arizona Republic photographer and uploaded online. She even treated them all to loads of free pizza.

Isabella was gobsmacked when Taylor appeared in front of her. "They hugged and it was so heartfelt".

Oh, and they got to watch Swift run through her upcoming show. I knew it meant a lot to Isabella'.

The note stated that Taylor hopes Isabella feels better soon and that she was honored she has been listening to her music.