Justin Timberlake thrilled a 13-year-old fan recovering from brain surgery by taking time out of his promo tour on Tuesday (27Aug13) to chat with her.

The SexyBack singer was heading for a radio interview in New York when he got talking to a woman who told him her young daughter was on the mend from a major operation.

The pop star was so impressed, he asked to meet Giana DiLascio, and waited patiently while her mum Tina fetched her from outside the building, according to Tmz.com.

Timberlake happily chatted with Giana for several minutes about the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (25Aug13), and also agreed to pose for a photograph on condition his young fan set the image as the screensaver on her phone.