Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia welcomed special guest Matt Nathanson to the “The Voice” on Monday. The talented singer-songwriter was very excited to be in the studio and loved interacting with all of the patients that came down to say hello. He even let the kids play with his guitar, giving many of them a quick lesson, and played back-up to a young patient who had written a rap song. After playing his hit song “Faster” and a cover from Prince, Matt sat down for a personal interview. He started by sharing a story about his adventurous cats, Mr. Beasly and Rufis.
He told us that his loveable cats are always running around his neighborhood and get into crazy adventures and bring home random food. Matt let us know that some of his first musical inspirations were U2 and Kiss, and while he always wanted to be like them, he knew he could never wear all that leather!
He also let us in on a little secret…if he weren’t a musician, he would have definitely become an English teacher. Next he played a game of “would you rather” and gave some very interesting answers. From this game we found out that he would much rather have zits, than a headache, any day! CHOP and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation thank Matt Nathanson for stopping by and spending time with all of the amazing kids at the hospital.
His uplifting attitude and engaging personality really helped lift the spirits of the children he visited.