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Illustration for article titled Jimmy Kimmel and Dave Grohl surprise Bronx ER nurse with intimate performance of Everlong
Screenshot: Jimmy Kimmel Live (YouTube)

T.J. Riley, an ER nurse in the Bronx, has been through hell. Not only did he endure a 12-day bout of coronavirus while serving as a frontline medical worker at Jacobi Medical Center, but his husband, parents, and roughly 60% of his coworkers did as well. On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the late-night host digitally welcomed Riley to the show, where he surprised him with both a $10,000 token of appreciation and a live performance of Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” from Dave Grohl.


“I feel like I’m having a coronavirus dream,” Riley said after Grohl manifested onscreen with a big, cheesy grin.

Watch the full clip below, and take at least a little comfort in Riley saying that machete attacks are, indeed, down at the moment. 

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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