By Tim Saunders on
Christopher ‘Critter’ Smith was undergoing chemotherapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio last week when he received the call from the star.
“At first, I thought it was just my dad messing with me,” he told NKY.com. “When I realized it was really him, I was like, ‘Oh my God!’”
Stanley told Critter – who is undergoing treatment for his second bout of leukaemia – to be strong and that he is praying for him. He also offered to send Critter KISS merchandise.
And if that wasn’t enough, the band’s drummer – Eric Singer – rang a few hours later, inviting Critter to one of their concerts this summer to see the show and meet the band.
“I’ve never even been to a concert at all,” Critter said. “This is just so cool!”
KISS heard about Critter’s cancer battle from a fan who read about his illness and his love of KISS in a newspaper report. They are due to kick off their next tour in Santiago on April 3.
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