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Drake 'so happy' for girl after lifesaving heart transplant

Canadian rapper Drake says he is "so happy" for 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez after she received a heart transplant.

The Toronto musician visited Sofia last week during a tour stop

Drake pays a surprise visit to Sofia Sanchez in Chicago on Aug. 20. The 11-year-old had her heart transplant surgery Monday, which went extremely well. (pooks13daddy/Instagram)

Canadian rapper Drake says he is "so happy" for 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez after she received a heart transplant.

Drake commented "YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My love so happy for you" and sent his love to Sanchez after her mother posted an Instagram video showing Sofia being told of the transplant.

Sofia, who was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had been waiting for a new heart for weeks, received a new heart Monday after a nine-hour surgery at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital.

The Toronto musician said he "kinda cancelled a concert" to visit Sofia last week. But it was unclear if he really postponed the first Canadian stop on the Aubrey & The Three Migos tour to make the hospital visit.

Drake visited Sofia at the hospital after seeing a video of her dancing in a hospital hallway to his song, In My Feelings, while hooked up to her IV. The video inspired a viral dance craze.

Cardiovascular surgeon Carl Backer says Sofia's surgery went extremely well, although the first 48 hours after are critical.

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