During a news conference on Monday, Lady Gaga stated that she and advocacy organization Global Citizen have raised $35 million to fight the novel coronavirus. She will also launch a TV Special which will feature Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Billie Eilish.
This televised event called One World: Together At Home, will air 18 April at 8 pm Eastern simultaneously on ABC, NBC, CBS, iHeartMedia and Bell Media networks.
“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. What you are doing is putting yourself in harm’s way to help the world and we all salute you,” Gaga said during a news conference Monday.
“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,” she added.
One World: Together At Home will also stream live on YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Celebs set to perform there include Elton John, David Beckham, John Legend, Eddie Vedder, Kerry Washington, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Lizzo, J Balvin, Andrea Bocelli, Maluma, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra.