Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift surprised sick fans by helping to open a new children's hospital studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 'Blank Space' singer joined US radio and TV presenter Ryan Seacrest to launch his foundation's new state-of-the art media centre for kids at the Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the youngsters couldn't contain their excitement at the appearance of the pop superstar, reported People magazine.
Swift made the event all the more thrilling by heading into Seacrest Studios to christen the space with a first celebrity interview.
"It was thrilling to have Taylor surprise the patients, which made the day of our first broadcast at Vanderbilt even more special," Ryan said.
"She infused so much joy into the entire hospital community."
The children showed their appreciation for the star's visit by staging a performance for Swift, who happily signed autographs, posed for photos, and gifted patients with bags of merchandise.
The multi-media hospital centre, which enables sick kids to test their radio, TV and new media skills as part of their healing process, is the 10th such facility the 'American Idol' host has unveiled via his Ryan Seacrest Foundation in recent years, during which he has invited the likes of Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, and Selena Gomez to surprise ailing fans.