Trent Reznor Facetimes Dying Fan During Nine Inch Nails Concert [Video]

Trent Reznor might have a head like a hole, but not a heart like one. During a recent show in Las Vegas, the Nine Inch Nails frontman pulled out his iPhone 5s mid-concert to FaceTime a dying fan and friend on stage.

The call was made to music photojournalist Andrew Youssef, who used to cover the music scene as a concert photographer, documenting early Trent Reznor performances as well as acts like Black Sabbath.

In 2011, Youssef was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, although he has continued working despite the onset of the disease. In fact, he covered an earlier Nine Inch Nails performance at the San Francisco Outside Lands Festival.

According to footage from the show, Reznor pulled out his smartphone during the show and Facetimed Youssef, while the audience shouted his name. He then dedicated the song “In This Twilight” to Youssef. What a nice guy.

  • CrimsonKnightDX

    I don’t care who you are, that was amazing!

  • snoopy

    Cheap fanboi gimmick

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