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New Children on the Block Recall Certainly one of Their Followers Donating a Kidney to One other Fan


New Children on the Block has skilled plenty of wild issues all through their profession, and through a latest look on SiriusXM’s TikTok Radio, Donnie Wahlberg shared a heartwarming story concerning the craziest factor a fan ever informed him.

Talking to host Lamar Dawson, the 54-year-old singer and husband of Jenny McCarthy recalled a fan telling him that she obtained a kidney transplant from one other fellow fan.

“Not make it a extra somber factor — it is truly a extremely hopeful factor — however we actually simply have been with some followers who considered one of them introduced an indication to a live performance within the entrance seat and stated, ‘I would like a kidney transplant.’ And we simply occurred to see the signal, took selfies with it, posted it, and one other fan donated her kidney,” Wahlberg shared.

He continued: “That is loopy in one of the best ways. She actually did that. Went to the live performance and stated, ‘I’m going to make this occur and save my life.’ And she or he did. One other Blockhead risked her life to do it.”

“Wow, the facility of social media. See, social media can be utilized for good,” Dawson added. 

Whereas Wahlberg did not share another particulars, again in August 2023, KABC reported that Orange County trainer Theresa Crockett — who has polycystic kidney illness — discovered a kidney donor after attending a New Children on the Block live performance the yr prior. 

“I used to be afraid, scared and did not inform anybody aside from my household,” Crockett informed the information outlet on the time. 

Based on Crockett, Wahlberg noticed her signal on the present and “folded it and stated, ‘I received you, I received you.'”

She added, “When he stated these phrases and gave us fist pumps, it is precisely what I wanted to listen to.”

Fellow New Children on the Block fan Christina Meyer from Wisconsin ended up reaching out to Crockett and supplied her kidney. 

“I noticed her banner and we sort of talked briefly whereas we have been there,” Meyer informed KABC. “I am comfortable to have the ability to do that for her.”

Per the outlet, Crockett underwent surgical procedure in Aug. 31 and the kidney was reportedly shipped from Wisconsin to Los Angeles.

“I knew in my coronary heart that if I reached out to them that one thing magical would occur and it has,” Crockett famous on the time.

NKOTB — which incorporates Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wooden and Joey McIntyre — are at present gearing up for their Magic Summer season 2024 Tour

Again in November, ET spoke with the band about their forthcoming tour and Wahlberg stated they’re most enthusiastic about “being again with the followers.”

“It simply by no means will get outdated, you realize? Strolling out onstage, opening night time of each tour, simply appears not solely to be extra unimaginable however simply extra particular, extra significant, and a bit of bit louder each time,” Wahlberg stated.

“It is superb. It truly is. I imply, we’re a giant household at this level, you realize?” McIntyre chimed in. “For his or her children to come back alongside and need to be part of it and be on the market, it simply provides an entire different facet of vitality. And it is tremendous cute.”

The New Children on the Block Magic Summer season 2024 Tour kicks off June 14. 

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