Facetiming fans during live gigs seems to be the new thing, though Trent Reznor did have a particularly good excuse during a weekend concert: the fan in question was a terminally ill photojournalist who had planned to attend the concert but was unable to make it, reports kdge.com (via Reddit).

Loudwire added:

Andrew Youssef has been a concert photographer for seven years. The man’s passion for music brought him to photograph countless bands, with Nine Inch Nails being one of Youssef’s personal favorites. Sadly, Youssef was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer in 2011. According to Cancer.org, the 5-year observed survival rate for individuals with stage four colorectal cancer can be as low as 6 percent, but in Youssef’s regular ‘Last Shot‘ column for OC Weekly, he documents a refusal to give up his dream despite the odds against him.

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