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Garth Brooks Serenades Fan Battling Cancer



    A touching moment from Garth Brooks' Friday concert in Minneapolis was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

    Brooks, who lost both his mother and sister to cancer, was singing his hit "The Dance" when he noticed a woman with a sign that said, "Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. Enjoy the dance."

    He went to the woman, later identified by Minneapolis NBC station KARE as Teresa Shaw, and began singing to her. Afterward, he kissed her forehead, took the sign, and left Shaw with the very guitar he used in the performance.

    "You have all my strength, you have everybody's strength in here, and you go kick cancer's ass!" he told the crowd.

    KARE reported that Shaw is not only battling breast cancer but also lost her father just two weeks ago.

    "I know my dad is up there and he is helping me out any way he can, just like he did when he was here," said Shaw.

    Brooks is on an 11-city tour, his first in 13 years. He played Rosemont in September.

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