PICS: Chris Martin visits sick fan in Manila hospital

2017-04-05 14:17

Manila - Coldplay's lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila's seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds.

Chris Martin visited Ken Valiant Santiago in a hospital where the medical student is battling cancer and spends much of the time listening to favourite Coldplay songs.

Concert organiser Rhiza Pascua tweeted a picture of the meeting. "Chris Martin, you are an angel! Thank you for making Ken very happy!!" she added.

Santiago's brother, Kheil, earlier posted an appeal on Facebook for help in relaying a request to the band to say hello or send a short message to his brother, who bought a ticket but could not make it to the concert. He was diagnosed with advanced cancer in February, Kheil said.

In a tweet, Ken thanked Pacua for making Martin's visit possible.

"Words can't even begin to describe how thankful I am," he said. "You've made my heart full of joy. Thank you so much!"

Coldplay also played a song requested by Santiago at their show on Tuesday. Taking to the stage, Chris Martin dedicated their song Ink to Santiago, telling the crowd to "send him some noise".

Watch the performance of Ink below:

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