Ryan Seacrest, TV host, producer and radio personality, paid a special visit to Boston last week to celebrate the opening of the Seacrest Studio at Boston Children’s Hospital. Celebrity guests Usher, Shawn Mendes, and the Swon Brothers, along with members of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation were on hand to help mark the occasion and spend time with some special Boston Children’s patients.
The new studio, made possible by the Seacrest Foundation, is designed for both radio and television production and will allow patients to interview celebrity guests who visit the hospital, or play “deejay” for the day. And children too sick to leave their patient beds can watch interviews or play remote games through feeds direct to their rooms.
For Sandra Fenwick, the hospital’s CEO and President, the studio is much more than the sum of its digital parts. “It’s about making time to celebrate children, both our patients and their siblings, and allowing them to feel like kids again through laughter, music and play.”
Some scenes from last week’s opening:
Ryan Seacrest (second from left) was joined by, from left to right, celebrity guests Shawn Mendes, Usher, and the Swon Brothers.
For the Swon Brothers, there’s always time for a selfie with a Boston Children’s patient family.Boston Children’s patients got a chance to get up close and personal with Shawn Mendes, seen here signing autographs.