Katy Perry performs surprise gig for fan recovering from brain surgery

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Katy Perry made a sick fan’s day when she turned up unannounced to play a gig in her living room.

Eight-year-old Grace Moores, who had recently undergone surgery for a brain tumour, thought she was going to have to miss the concert.

A selfie with a popstar for Grace
A selfie with a popstar for Grace

She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April.

The Australian KatyCat, who has been a Perry fan since she was three, had been given the tickets for her birthday more than a year ago.

However, a social media campaign started by Grace’s older sister Tiana – using the hashtag #helpGracemeetKatyPerry – brought the young fan’s plight to the popstar’s attention.

The original post received more than 21,000 retweets.

Perry, 33, posted a video of her visit, during which she performed her hit song Firework at Grace’s flat in Adelaide, titling it “The Power Of The Internet”.

Perry tells fan that her mum's nickname for her is turtle
Perry tells fan that her mum’s nickname for her is turtle

She told fans: “Today is one of those days when I actually feel like a unicorn. That’s because I get to use my powers for good.

“I’m going to meet someone called Grace who wasn’t able to come to the show. And so I just figured… we’d bring the show to her.”

In the video, Grace’s sister also shows her own closely cropped hair, which she shaved to raise $2,100 Australian dollars (£1,184) for her sibling.

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