Video: Garth Brooks and cancer patient Teresa Shaw meet again on ET


It was Garth Brooks' turn to be surprised.

While taping an interview on the set of the TV show Entertainment Tonight Tuesday morning, Brooks was shocked to see Teresa Shaw – the fan with cancer whom he serenaded at his Friday night concert in Minneapolis – join him on the program.

Shaw, who has breast cancer, caught the eye of Brooks at the concert when she held up a handmade sign that said, "Chemo this morning, Garth tonight. Enjoying the dance."

A video of those few minutes, when Brooks sang directly to Shaw and gave her his guitar, quickly went viral over the weekend and has been viewed more than three million times on YouTube.

Brooks was talking with ET host Nancy O'Dell Tuesday about that experience, when O'Dell caught him off guard by announcing that Shaw was there, too.

Brooks looked genuinely surprised to see Shaw when she came onto the set. He took off his cowboy hat, said, "How are you doin,' doll? You look gorgeous," and gave Shaw a big hug.

This embed is invalid

Of their interaction at the concert, Brooks told Shaw, "it was a beautiful moment just between me and you."

"My fear would be [that] you'd ever think that I did it for any other reason than it was a nice moment. It was beautiful," Brooks said.

"No, No," Shaw responded. "You're just an amazing guy and human being ... The music has always helped me through situations, and I love your music."

Shaw, who is from Osage, Iowa, told KARE 11 she's undergoing chemotherapy since her breast cancer was discovered in June.

Brooks has lost his mother and a sister to cancer. He took Shaw's sign at the concert and told her Tuesday that he will keep it in his personal locker through the rest of his world tour "because of the strength it will bring."

A fund has been set up to help Shaw pay her mounting medical expenses. Donations can be sent to: Teresa Shaw Benefit Fund, First Citizens Bank, 501 Main St., Osage, IA 50461.

Here's the video from Friday night. Brooks' interaction with Shaw begins about 2 minutes into the video.

Next Up

st. paul winter carnival ice sculpture

3 winter festivals in the Twin Cities this weekend

The Great Northern, The City of Lakes Loppet and St. Paul Winter Carnival are all underway.

police lights

Suspect led deputies on 23-mile chase, hid in the woods

The suspect was arrested after a few hours hiding in a wooded area in Meeker County.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Will the Vikings be the only ones left with QB stability in the NFC?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

La Velle E. Neal III

Twins reporter La Velle E. Neal III to become Star Tribune sports columnist

The long-serving Twins reporter has received a promotion.


State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.


Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.