Popstar Jessie J pays tribute on stage to brave Hartlepool youngster Dan

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POP superstar Jessie J paid a touching tribute to a brave young Hartlepool cancer victim when she performed at a sold-out arena in the region this weekend.

The dying wish of school boy Dan Sullivan came true when Jessie J invited him on stage to sing with her at one of her concerts last year.

Dan sadly lost his battle with acute myeloid leukaemia – an aggressive form of rare blood cancer – last November and the popstar was one of the many who was devastated to hear he had lost his fight with the illness.

And as she performed to thousands at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night, the chart-topper said: “I met a young boy last year, he was only six and he had cancer.

“He was such a brave boy and I had the honour of him singing with me on stage.

“I said we would sing Price Tag but he wanted to sing Laserlight so that’s what we did, it was lovely.

“I know his family are here tonight so I dedicate this song to Daniel and his loving family.”

During her trip to the region kindhearted Jessie J also backed Hartlepool charity Music v Cancer.

As reported in the Mail last week, fans at the gig had the chance to buy raffle tickets to win a guitar signed by the star herself before she took to the stage.

And the raffle raked in £1,152 which will all now be donated to the town-based charity set up by Hartlepool man Tony Larkin.

It’s another boost for the charity which recently secured music legend Jools Holland OBE as its patron.