A DREAM came true for a devoted Justin Bieber fan hospitalised after a car accident, when the pop star performed an intimate gig for her.
"This is the best day of my life," said an ecstatic Kate O'Neill (@biebermelbourne), 19, who was let out of her ward for the night to enjoy a six-song acoustic set at a Docklands studio with 50 other "Beliebers", including many of her friends.
Just after 8pm, after the gig, she tweeted: "BEST DAY OF MY LIFE I CANT BREATHE OMFG JUSTIN AND THE CREW ARE SO PERFECT"
Ms O'Neill is a co-ordinator of the Melbourne Bieber Team, a supporter group for the Canadian pop star which raises money for charity.
Her plans to attend all Bieber's Australian concert dates were shattered last month when a car she was a passenger in hit a tree, leaving her with broken ribs, a fractured spine and lacerations to internal organs. The crash happened at Heathcote.
A friend reportedly kept her conscious while waiting for the ambulance by talking to her about Bieber.
Friends mounted a Twitter campaign, picked up by other media, calling on Bieber to visit her in Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Instead, on Wednesday night, Ms O'Neill, was driven to a private Melbourne studio where Bieber performed an acoustic set for her and 50 other fans, who had arrived by bus.
The gig was recorded on the online music video channel VEVO.
Just before the end of the set, Bieber paid tribute to Ms O'Neill's devotion. “I love my Beliebers so much. They are always there for me and have done so much for me," he said. "It was so special to be able to give something back, especially to an amazing fan like Kate. It is what my Believe tour is all about.”
He invited Ms O'Neill to kiss him on the cheek.
Ms O'Neill said after the gig: “This has been amazing. Thank you Justin and everyone for organising this. This is the best day of my life. Love you guys.”
Soon after the gig, tweets about it were trending all over the world, including the US, South Africa, England and Indonesia.
Earlier in the day, Bieber and his entourage spent 90 minutes at the RampIt skate park in Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
On his own Twitter account, @justinbieber, the pop star tweeted after the gig: ‘‘That was fun and all for you Kate. Love u @BieberMelbourne . Stay strong’’
The Bendigo Advertiser reported in November on the campaign to get Bieber to visit Ms O'Neill.