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‘Lady Gaga’ Raises USD 35 Mn to Combat COVID-19

The pop star also launched “One World: Together At Home,” a TV show to fight coronavirus.



‘Lady Gaga’ Raises USD 35 Mn to Combat COVID-19

While the countries across the world are grappling to stave off the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations, politicians, businessmen and philanthropists are stepping forward to support the governments.

American pop star Lady Gaga and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised USD 35 million to demonstrate their commitment to combating the COVID-19.

They have raised the money in seven days and will contribute the amount to the World Health Organization (WHO) to procure essential medical gear, enhance lab capacities and further research to treat COVID-19.


“I would like to reiterate our deep gratitude to the medical community. My heart is very achy and warm for those who are ER doctors as well as nurses who are sleeping in cars to make sure they don’t infect their families or their patients,” said Gaga on April 6, 2020.

American pop star Lady Gaga

“What you are doing is putting yourself in harm’s way to help the world and we all salute you,” she added.

Likewise, Lady Gaga is collaborating with the Global Citizen and the WHO to launch a special TV show, “One World: Together At Home,” to unite the world in the fight against coronavirus.

One World: Together At Home

“What’s very important is three things happening for all of us. That we celebrate and we highlight the singular kind global community that is arising right now. Two, we want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement. And three, we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,” Gaga said.

The multi-hour TV special will be hosted by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, and will feature various artists and comedians including-

  • Paul McCartney
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Billie Eilish
  • Elton John
  • David Beckham
  • John Legend
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Kerry Washington
  • Coldplay’s Chris Martin
  • Lizzo
  • J Balvin
  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Maluma
  • Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong
  • Lang Lang,
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas
  • Shah Rukh Khan
  • Keith Urban
  • Burna Boy
  • Eilish’s producer-brother Finneas

English Actor Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Elba, who both tested positive for COVID-19, will also participate in the show.

The special televised event will be aired on April 18, 2020 at 8 PM EST on ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks.

The show will also stream live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms.

So far, the coronavirus has infected 1,520,233 people and claimed 88,572 lives globally.

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