July 29, 2023

Celebrity

Luke Combs sings ‘Fast Car’ with 8-year-old cancer battling fan

Luke Combs invites cancer battling fan to sing ‘Fast Car’ at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts

By Ellen James July 29, 2023
Luke Combs sings ‘Fast Car’ with 8-year-old cancer battling fan
Luke Combs sings ‘Fast Car’ with 8-year-old cancer battling fan

Luke Combs is such a generous soul.

This past weekend, an 8-year-old with leukaemia had the fun of his life singing alongside his favourite musician, Luke Combs.

Cooper, whose family is from Georgia, got to meet the country singer when Make-A-Wish heard about his situation, according to CBS.

Cooper was given his initial leukaemia diagnosis when he was 3 years old, and over the years, his condition required numerous procedures to be treated.

At Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, Combs welcomed the audience and introduced Cooper before asking him to join him in singing "Fast Car" on video of the performance.

“I’m gonna help you,” Combs said before kneeling down with Cooper and singing with him.

The audience erupted in joy when Cooper performed with the kid, chanting his name.

“When I was walking up, everyone was shouting my name. It felt great,” Cooper told CBS News.

Have a look at the moment below:

After Luke Combs' version of "Fast Car" topped the Billboard charts, Tracy Chapman made history by becoming the first Black woman in history to receive solo composition credit on a No. 1 country single.

The song "Fast Car" by Chapman, which debuted as the first single from her self-titled first album, has been resurfacing more than three decades later. Combs' interpretation of the 1988 folk-soul classic "Fast Car" rocketed to the top of Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

Additionally, Combs' cover peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100. In the previous fifteen years, Blake Shelton's country cover of Michael Bublé's "Home" was the last song to top the country charts. This is the first pop cover to do so.