Garth Brooks once again proved why fans all around the world love him, not just for his music, but also his personality. The worldwide superstar honored the late “Mr Hockey” Gordie Howe in Saskatoon (Howe’s hometown) during a show. Howe passed away June 10 in Toledo.
Brooks, who happened to be playing Saskatoon that night came out on stage in a Gordie Howe jersey. Howe, who played a majority of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, wore No. 9, so when Brooks came on stage with that special number on his back, fans erupted.
Brooks didn’t stop there. A statue of Gordie Howe in Saskatoon was decorated with 100 bouquets of flowers ordered by Brooks the same day.