Ryan Seacrest opened his 11th Seacrest Studios inside a medical facility on Wednesday (Dec. 2) and he had a very special guest along to surprise the kids. The virtual ribbon-cutting for the 1,200-square-foot broadcast media center at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children opened by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation was, of course, hosted by Seacrest and featured a special appearance by Justin Bieber.
In a statement to People magazine, Seacrest said, “2020 has been a year unlike any other and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is honored to be welcomed into the lives of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children’s patients and families. We are thrilled to be able to share a fun and creative outlet during their stay that continues to keep their health and safety a priority during these challenging times.”
The magazine reported that like the other studios around the country, the new studio will offer hospitalized children a chance to host their own radio and TV shows, watch live musical performances, play games and interview celebrity guests. Over the years, Seacrest Studios have been visited by everyone from Taylor Swift to Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Usher, among others.
Today was the day! We officially launched #SeacrestStudios11 at @APHospital. We are so thankful for the teams who came together to make this virtual opening a reality. Special shout out to @justinbieber for joining our celebration! pic.twitter.com/1C1pA8j36N
— Ryan Seacrest Foundation (@RyanFoundation) December 3, 2020
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 3, 2020