Jared Leto (Image source: Instagram)
Jared Leto (Image source: Instagram)

Jared Leto surprises terminally ill patient with video call

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2021 21:36 IST

Washington [US], October 15 (ANI): Hollywood star Jared Leto recently surprised a terminally ill Russian superfan on her 27th birthday with a sweet FaceTime call.
Anastasia Petrova, who reportedly lives in Moscow, told the '30 Seconds to Mars' singer in a video obtained by Page Six, "I'm happy to see you! You're talking to me! It's amazing!"
During the call, Petrova, who could barely contain her excitement, showed him a full-sized cardboard cutout of himself that she has had for a decade and the pair discussed pets and music during the call.
"I see you smiling and I'm happy you're smiling," Leto told her, adding, "I'm thinking about you over here and I'm happy to talk to you."
The 49-year-old 'Dallas Buyers Club' actor asked Petrova how she was feeling, to which she candidly replied that she's wasn't doing great, and taking morphine to help her because of her illness, which was not disclosed on the call.

Leto sweetly said he wished he was there to give her a "big hug" and say hello to her family. "You can give them a hug from me to them and I'll be thinking of you over here," he told her.
According to a local Russian outlet, Petrova's brother, Maxim, contacted Vera, a hospice care fund that works with terminally ill patients, with the request, telling them, "My dream is for Jared to find out that there is this girl in Russia who is smart, beautiful, ambitious, and loving."
"Who believes in herself, in us, in the power of the [Thirty Seconds to] Mars family," he continued. "I dream that she hears words of support, not only from me, her mum, and sisters but also from her long-time idol and friend Jared Leto," he added.
As per Fox News, the 'House of Gucci' actor also made headlines earlier this week after he got caught in an anti-vaccination protest in Rome.
"Got caught in a protest in Italy. From what I gather it was about vaccine mandates/ green pass. Got tear-gassed then called it a night," he captioned a now-expired video on his Instagram Story. (ANI)