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Lizzo treated emergency staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a lunch delivery earlier this week. (Photo by Andrew Witchger | CC BY 2.0) 

Grammy-winning artist Lizzo treated workers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a lunch delivery in support of their fight against COVID-19. 

Penn Medicine took to Twitter on Thursday to thank the "Truth Hurts" singer for providing lunch to its emergency room staff earlier this week.

“Shout out to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,” Lizzo said in the video shared by Penn Medicine on Twitter. “I just wanted to tell you personally: Thank you so much for everything you are doing during this pandemic. You are keeping us safe. You are keeping us healthy. You are on the frontlines.”

Lizzo has sent food to numerous other hospitals around the country, including University of Washington Medical Center Montlake, Toms River Community Medical Center in New Jersey, and Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. 

A tweet from the University of Washington Medicine’s Twitter account on Monday read, “[Lizzo’s] support of our frontline healthcare workers means a lot.”

Another tweet from M Health Fairview in Minneapolis on Monday read, “That moment when you’re working the ER and @Lizzo surprises you by sending over some lunch!”

Lizzo was born in Detroit and later lived in Houston and Minneapolis, according to CNN. She recorded 3 wins and a total of 8 nominations at the 2019 Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Solo Performance with her hit song "Truth Hurts."