"I came to New York just for this moment": Rihanna jets to Manhattan to spend the day with sick grandmother Dolly

'I came to New York just for this moment': Caring Rihanna jets to Manhattan to spend time with sick grandmother Dolly

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11:57 GMT, 3 June 2012

She seems to never have a free second – jetting all around the world for her various professional commitments.

But yesterday Rihanna decided to put her family first as she flew from Los Angeles to New York just to spend some time with her grandmother Clara 'Dolly' Brathwaite, who is suffering from cancer.

The 24-year-old singer tweeted a picture of herself with her relative in the hospital, writing on her Twitter page: 'Came to NY, just for this moment right here!'

'I came to New York just for this moment': Rihanna jetted into Manhattan yesterday to spend some time with her sick grandmother Dolly

'I came to New York just for this moment': Rihanna jetted into Manhattan yesterday to spend some time with her sick grandmother Dolly

In the shot, Rihanna is seen leaning in to receive a tender cuddle from Dolly.

Rihanna was earlier seen heading to the hospital in Manhattan with her grandfather Lionel.

However, the trip to New York really
was a flying visit as after just one day, Rihanna flew back to Los
Angeles to continue with her hectic schedule.

Family time: Earlier in the day, Rihanna was seen heading to the hospital with her grandfather Lionel

Family time: Earlier in the day, Rihanna was seen heading to the hospital with her grandfather Lionel

Dressed down style: Rihanna wore a T-shirt baring the slogan 'Vision Street Wear', paired with jeans and trainers

Dressed down style: Rihanna wore a T-shirt baring the slogan 'Vision Street Wear', paired with jeans and trainers

Dressed down style: Rihanna wore a T-shirt baring the slogan 'Vision Street Wear', paired with jeans and trainers

She kept fans updated with her travelling plans, writing on her Twitter: 'From N.O to N.Y to L.A less than 24 hrs #rocstars**t #daddyshome.'

Rihanna is very close to her
grandmother Dolly – mother of her mother Monica Braithwaite – and always
does everything she can to spend special occasions with her family.

In March, Rihanna flew back to New York to throw Dolly a birthday party, later sharing candid photos from the party, in which Dolly was seen wearing baseball caps,
sunglasses and chains over her quilted dressing gown as she struck a
pose for her famous granddaughter's camera.

Jetsetter: After just one day in New York, Rihanna flew out of JFK to head back to Los Angeles

Jetsetter: After just one day in New York, Rihanna flew out of JFK to head back to Los Angeles

Following her trip to the hospital yesterday, Rihanna was seen arriving at New York's JFK airport in the same outfit she had worn earlier in the day – a casual look of a black T-shirt bearing the slogan 'Vision Street Wear' teamed with jeans and trainers.

Rihanna topped off the outfit with a backwards baseball cap, sunglasses and pointed nails covered in bright yellow polish.

Beautiful in blue: Earlier in the day, Rihanna was seen wearing a blue sweater and jeans as she arrived in the city, paired with the same trainers and backwards baseball cap

Beautiful in blue: Earlier in the day, Rihanna was seen wearing a blue sweater and jeans as she arrived in the city, paired with the same trainers and backwards baseball cap

Beautiful in blue: Earlier in the day, Rihanna was seen wearing a blue sweater and jeans as she arrived in the city, paired with the same trainers and backwards baseball cap