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But Mr. Cena clearly was touched by the latest one.
“I’m just flattered completely that I could be the wish,” he said.
Jonny, from Hop Bottom, Pa., has severe congenital malformation and spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. He spoke to his hero for a few minutes and took some pictures with him.
Jonny even put on his WWE Championship belt. His mother, Ruth, said his surgeons wore it during his last surgery.
Mr. Cena is following a WWE tradition of granting wishes. The organization grants about 140 wishes per year between requests to meet WWE Superstars or attend its live shows. The tradition started in the early 1980s with Hulk Hogan being the most requested.
Radiohead postpones tour after stage collapse death
Radiohead has postponed part of its European tour after a stage collapse in Toronto killed the band’s drum technician.
A statement posted on the British band’s website Thursday said band members are dealing with grief from the accident and practical considerations that have forced them to postpone shows in Italy, Germany and Switzerland scheduled through July 9.
Scott Johnson was killed June 16 when the stage came crashing down as the crew set up for a concert in Toronto’s Downsview Park. Three other crew members were injured.
The band said the collapse destroyed its light show, which will take weeks to replace. The statement said new dates for the postponed shows will be announced Wednesday.
The band said it plans to begin performing again on July 10 in Nimes, France.
Barry Manilow music project gathers donated instruments
Some Michigan school students will have Barry Manilow to thank for their musical instruments.
MLive.com reported that the entertainer launched an instrument drive for Grand Rapids schools, offering two free tickets to his show there earlier this month to anyone who donated new or gently used instruments. He kicked off the effort by donating a piano. At last count, 25 instruments were donated.
Music teacher Tamara Baldwin-Raglin was among those who donated. She gave a clarinet that she had had since grade school and said Mr. Manilow is an inspiration.
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