On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dave Grohl surprised an ER nurse with an epic performance of ‘Everlong’
By Trent Sell
Hundreds of healthcare workers and first responders are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, including ER nurse TJ Riley. TJ was on Monday’s show of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he was named their “healthcare worker of the week.” Jimmy presented him with a few surprises that warranted his reaction, “I feel like I’m having a coronavirus dream.”
TJ works as an ER nurse at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. He has seen his fair share of horrors since working at the hospital and now the hospital is focused on COVID-19 patients. “It’s very crazy. So, on a typical day we may see a gun-shot wound, a stab wound, a machete wound, um… All types of things. If you can think it, I’ve probably seen it,” said TJ.
TJ and his coworkers have put their own health at risk. In fact, 60% of his coworkers have contracted the virus, including himself.
Dave Grohl surprise
As Jimmy expressed his gratitude for TJ, he then invited Foo Fighters’ lead singer Dave Grohl onto the video chat. TJ is a big fan of Dave’s and you could see the excitement on his face, as he smiled and stammered, “I’m a huge, huge fan!” Jimmy proceeded to present TJ with a gift of $10,000 from Life is Good Apparel Company and gift packages for each of the nurses in his department.
Dave Grohl finished off the surprise with an intimate performance of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters.
Recently, Dave was also a part of a special recording of the Foo Fighters’ song “Times Like These.” The Cover featured several musical stars like Dua Lipa and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, as they came together in an effort to raise funds towards fighting COVID-19.
The proceeds will be supporting BBC’s Children in Need, Comic Relief, and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund.