Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at a Nashville, Tennessee, children’s hospital to help Ryan Seacrest with the opening a broadcast studio for patients.
Swift on Friday met with children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following the ribbon cutting on the new Seacrest Studio built at the hospital.
She visited one of the 10 studios that Seacrest’s foundation had built at children’s hospitals across the country and wanted to be involved when he opened the latest one in Music City.
“What I saw when I went there was an opportunity for the kids to find excitement and to express their creativity and to learn about what it is to create” Swift said.
She previously visited other hospitals, including Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She said she has visited the children at the Nashville facility before and the studio gives the city’s many singers and songwriters a place to reach all the children at the hospital.
The studio gives children the opportunity to learn how to record, do interviews, broadcast to the rooms in the hospital and play songs. Seacrest said he hears back from patients all over the country who have felt inspired by the studios.
“I get the coolest letters and emails from parents and kids talking about how they want to be a tech engineer or they want to be a deejay or they really want to be in music in some capacity,” Seacrest said. “And this gives them a chance to technically learn how to do all of it too.”