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John Mayer headlined a special concert for sick kids at a children’s hospital in New York yesterday.

The 31-year-old performed for patients, staff, and parents at the 17th annual Blythedale Children’s Hospital Holiday Concert. Along with Rob Thomas – lead singer from Matchbox 20 – Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles, Mayer performed holiday hits and a few of his own songs.

The show was hosted by 95.5 WPLJ-FM’s Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill, who broadcast live from Blythedale starting at 6am – which meant the performers had a very early morning. The duo’s “Scott & Todd in the Morning” show has raised more than $3 million for the children’s rehabilitation hospital, and the annual concert raises over $250,000 every year.

“Everybody loves getting up early for this,” said Connie Cornell, Blythedale’s director of public relations. “It’s our largest fundraiser of the year but, first and foremost, it’s a celebration for the kids and their families, and for the people who support the hospital.”

About 400 people attended the concert.

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