LOOK: Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom cheer kids at LA hospital
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This week Santa and I got to spread some cheer and have a carol sing-a-long with some beautiful children at @childrensla! I love the music therapy program there… it lifts spirits and heals hearts. I know for me, music has always been healing. I hope everyone can give back this season in their own way. That's the greatest gift of all. ❤🎁FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
To animate the spirit of Christmas, Katy Perry and her “prince charming” Orlando Bloom brought the holiday cheer to children confined at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, California.
The “Rise” songstress, 32, and the “Lord of the Rings” actor, 39, signed autographs, posed for selfies and interacted with the young patients on Tuesday.
“This week, Santa (Orlando Bloom) and I got to spread some cheer and have a carol sing-a-long with some beautiful children at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” she captioned her portrait on Instagram. “I love the music therapy program there… it lifts spirits and heals hearts.”
“I know for me, music has always been healing. I hope everyone can give back this season in their own way. That’s the greatest gift of all,” she added.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Perry sang some of her greatest hits during the event, including “Firework,” with Bloom sitting beside her.
The couple is no stranger when it comes to charity work. Perry was appointed as United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Goodwill Ambassador this year while Bloom was honored with the same title in 2015.
Despite focusing on Unicef projects this year, Perry teased her upcoming single online, which was drawn from her personal experiences while campaigning for Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton.
“It’s funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, ‘Shut up and sing’. Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman reborn,” she captioned her Instagram photo with Clinton. Gianna Francesca Catolico
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Slowly, I am coming down from the beautiful cloud that was Tuesday night's @UNICEF Snowflake Ball. First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful to have received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award from my hero @HillaryClinton. This award will be a constant reminder to get out of my bubble and back into the field to shine a light on issues that matter most, especially to illuminate the plight of vulnerable children who are living without basic human needs and rights. This honor is a starting line, not a finish line, for me, and I am excited for where my new ambition and purpose leads me! I was profoundly moved and thoroughly surprised when Hillary showed up to give me this award. I broke down and wept watching her take the stage. The last time I was in NYC was for Election Night. I left covered in a blanket of sadness and despair because for me, and I imagine others, the results triggered a lot of dormant fears and emotions to the surface. I feared that we were not ever going to see the light of justice or fairness. I felt vulnerable, confused and frightened like a child. From the outside it probably looks as though I've always had a "voice." Truth is, I have never had one like I have found in the past year. I have a found a new voice, a more determined voice. I grew up sheltered, suppressed and kept silent for fear of giving the wrong answer. I would reveal my poor education. Or I was just scared. Hillary helped me see that we're all in this together, no matter where we come from, what color we are, or what status and education we have or don't have. Hillary lit a fire inside of me that burns brighter and brighter every day, and that fire will NEVER be put out. Feelings of despair still comes in waves, but now more than ever I am MOTIVATED to fight against social injustice and to promote equality and kindness as best I know how, through my art and influence. I am continually inspired by her strength and how she continues to rise like the Phoenix she is, every time. It's funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, "Shut up and sing." Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.
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