In the fight against the corona pandemic, singer Lady Gaga (34, “Bad Romance”) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have raised $ 35 million in donations over the past seven days. The singer announced this as a guest at a WHO press conference to which she was added via video chat. She also announced a special kind of benefit concert.
Under the motto “One World: Together at Home”, world stars such as Elton John, Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Alanis Morissette, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli and many more will perform together on April 18. The event will be broadcast on television, YouTube and Facebook in collaboration with the Global Citizen organization.
Celebrate the “power of humanity”
However, according to Lady Gaga, the concert is not about collecting further donations, but about celebrating the “power of humanity” in this unprecedented pandemic. The corona crisis is also a moment of global unity. “Put your wallets and credit cards away and enjoy this concert that you all deserve so much,” continued the singer.
In her speech, Lady Gaga also thanked all doctors, nurses and health care workers around the world. “I pray for those who are sick and for those who have lost their jobs and are now struggling to bring enough food to the table for their children,” said the singer.