Lars Ulrich Thanks Pediatric ICU Nurse With A Big Surprise From Metallica

By Eliot Hill

June 11, 2020

Metallica's Lars Ulrich just made one ICU nurse a very happy woman!

Pediatric ICU nurse Tracey Bednar from Long Island was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel to talk about her job working with children who have COVID-19. 

Kimmel named Bednar his 'Healthcare Hero of the Week' on his show and surprised her with $10,000, but he had another big surprise in store for her. After asking her what she does to unwind after work, Bednar noted that she loves to blast Metallica in her car.

“I play my radio really, really loud,” she laughed. “I love Metallica and my favorite song is 'Enter Sandman.'”

With that, Kimmel surprised the ICU nurse with Metallica's drummer Lars Ulrich who crashed their interview and she was completely blown away.

Ulrich wasted no time thanking Bednar for her work as a nurse who works with children. “As a father of three I can't thank you enough for what you do… so grateful for what you do,” he said. “And thank you for having Metallica be a part of your life and your ride home.”

He continued: “It's so amazing to hear about all the different ways music and Metallica connect with people. We've been doing this for, coming up on, 40 years, it's just so amazing to continuously hear how we can make a little bit of a difference in people's lives. Hearing that feedback from you makes such a difference in our world and gives us inspiration to carry on.”

Ulrich also had a few incredible surprises in store for Bednar including a VIP experience to Metallica's show including dinner and drinks with the band next time they're on Long Island and the first copy of Metallica's S&M2 box set signed by the band!

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