by Zigz l Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor did a FaceTime session with a cancer-stricken fan during a show this past weekend in Las Vegas, according to Radio.com. Halfway through the band's set at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night (November 16th), Reznor connected online with OC Weekly photographerAndrew Youssef -- a huge NIN fan -- for a FaceTime session before dedicating the song "In This Twilight" to Youssef.
- Before calling Youssef, Reznor told the audience, "I want to have a Bono moment and try to FaceTime him."
- He told the photographer during the call, "Listen, I just wanted to tell you that I miss you man. I wish you were here," as the crowd began chanting Youssef's first name.
- Youssef, a pharmacist who moonlights as a concert photographer, has stage four colon cancer and has written about his experiences in Last Shot, his OC Weekly column.
- Youssef even wrote about his devotion to Nine Inch Nails in one column published last July, titled "Hopes of Seeing Nine Inch Nails One Last Time Pushes Me Forward."
- Reznor began following Youssef on Twitter in August. The two soon became friends and had lunch together when Nine Inch Nails was rehearsing for its current tour in Los Angeles.
- Nine Inch Nails has just four dates left on its North American tour in support of the band's new album, Hesitation Marks. They play on Thursday night (November 21st) in Vancouver, and will hit Seattle and Edmonton over the weekend before wrapping up in Calgary on Monday (November 25th).