Coronavirus NJ: New Jersey health workers win rapper Pitbull dance competition

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) – Star singer and rapper Pitbull delivered a special message and surprise to some New Jersey hospital workers, who showed off their dance moves on his uplifting song about the coronavirus pandemic.

The emergency team showed another side of themselves in these extraordinary times.

“We have to really let go sometimes,” said Jenna Schaal, of Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. “And we’re still together. It’s just fun for five minutes to get over the virus.”

Doctors and nurses at the hospital heard that Pitbull was holding a competition for medical workers to show off their best dance moves, so Dr Justin Skolnick said he called Schall.

“Immediately she said to me,” Be in the ambulance area at 8:00 pm tonight, I will have 20 people there. Let’s do it, ”Skolnick said. “I’m like ‘We’re in it.'”

And so at the end of a 12 hour shift, they danced – a way for them to let the community know that they were hanging on.

“We come back every day,” Schaal said. “Dress to fight the virus, but you’re good to go. And we support each other, support each other. “

Workers were wondering if Pitbull would see the video, and it turns out the superstar did. He sent a special shout and thanked them for a job well done.

“It gave me goosebumps and I cried tears of joy,” Pitbull said.

Pitbull let the group know he won and will be featured in their music video.

“It’s definitely an inspiring song and something we love to listen to to cheer us up before and after a shift,” Skolnick said.

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