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Blake Shelton Did a Private Concert for a Nurse Who Almost Died of COVID-19
The former The Voice Coach wanted to honor her courage.
Blake Shelton always knows how to make his fans feel special.
When the country crooner appeared on TODAY in 2020 during National Nurses Week, he gave a surprise video-call shoutout to nursing assistant Bridgette Robinson, who almost died of COVID-19. There, he sang an acoustic version of his song "God Gave Me You" to Robinson and her daughter, Sylvia Johnson.
"I wanna dedicate this song from me to you guys as nurses and being out there on the frontline. I think this song really speaks to your relationship with each other," he said before he began to strum, giving a nod to their bravery and selflessness.
During the performance, Shelton sang with passion while Robinson and Johnson began to tear up.
Blake Shelton's sweet performance for a nurse on the COVID-19 frontlines
Watch the performance for yourself, below:
This isn't the first time The Voice Coach alum has shown his giving nature to a much-deserved fan. In 2022 at one of Shelton's concerts, he surprised a 6-year-old boy who was awaiting a heart transplant by inviting him onstage to perform an impromptu duet of his hit "God's Country."
"If y'all think y'all are having a bad day, put that into perspective," Shelton told the audience before generously handing the child his guitar pick. Watch the moving moment here.
Shelton announced in late 2022 that Season 23 of The Voice would be his last; he later explained in an interview with ACCESS that the reason behind this decision was to spend more time with his family — including wife Gwen Stefani and her three kids, who've given him the title of stepdad.
“I think being a stepdad has changed my perspective in that I’m not the first person that I think about anymore," he said. "Even to the small little things when you go, ‘I think I’ll do this,’ the very next thought is always,‘Well, wait a minute. How’s that going work?' Or, 'What will they think?' Or, 'How will that affect a schedule?'"
“I think the only way for me to really do that right is to step away from being committed to something like The Voice that demands a lot of your time," he continued. "There’s no way around it. If you’re going to do it and do it right, you have to be 150 percent in. And I just feel like those days are behind me for now. I got a more important job."