See: Katy Perry Surprises Orlando Shooting Survivor On Ellen

See: Katy Perry Surprises Orlando Shooting Survivor On Ellen

8 September 2016

Katy Perry Surprises

Pop singer Katy Perry surprises an Orlando shooting survivor during an interview segment during The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres invited Tony Marrero to speak on her show about his experience. Over time, he described his recovery process after Omar Mateen shot him four times at the Pulse nightclub in June. Eventually, he overcame moths of recuperation to return to his normal bearings. During his recovery, he credits Katy Perry’s songs for motivating him through the rough times, particularly the song “Rise.”

Katy Perry Surprises

 

 

“The lyrics to that song are so powerful,” Marrero said. “Every word in that song is just powerful. So I embraced it …” With Katy Perry in discussion, Ellen then surprised the fan by having him meet the singer himself on her show. Katy Perry then surprised Marrero and the crowd by coming out and embracing him. By the time they finished, both were in tears. “I’m shaking right now,” Perry said. “We’re both electrified by each other, and so inspired.”

Through tears, Marrero further thanked Katy Perry for inspiring her through her singing and empowering lyrics. In response, Perry also offered to help pay for his first year of film school since leaving the hospital.

The segment as Katy Perry surprises Tony Marrero aired on The Ellen Degeneres Show on September 8.

Variety

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