As per the New York headlines, it seems that Lady Gaga and the entire advocacy organization, Global Citizen have raised a fund of USD 35 million wherein they would be donating this entire sum of money to all the Coronavirus patients who have been fighting this deadly disease so far. This song will thus be a tribute to all the healthcare professionals who have worked hard day and night just to make sure that the toll of death gets minimised. Thus, it will launch a TV special too that will feature Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. All of this is being done only to combat this growing virus that has been taking away lives just like a death pool.
Gaga’s One World: Together At Home: Gratitude to medical practitioners
Lady Gaga even said that this money was raised in a span of 7 days and the prime intention behind raising this fund was just to benefit the World Health Organization or WHO. The statement was made by Lady Gaga recently on Monday. The pop star and Global Citizen also announced One World: Together At Home, about a television event that is primarily aimed at fighting the Covid 19. The show will be aired at 8 pm Eastern on 18th April, 2020. This event will be aired simultaneously on different networks such as the NBC, ABC, iHeartMedia, Bell Media networks and NBC.
#TogetherAtHome @WHO @GlblCtzn https://t.co/9nxv0J96JC pic.twitter.com/3mXi6d5tbF
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) April 7, 2020
Lady Gaga says that she would want to dedicate this music creation to express her gratitude to the whole medical community who have risked their own lives just to fight the Coronavirus patients and help them in recovering from this deadly disease. She adds on saying that her heart feels the pain and she has a warm gratitude to thank all those ER doctors and the nurses who are being compelled to sleep in the cars to ensure that they aren’t infecting their families or the patients yet help the Covid 19 patients to help them get right and live a regular life all over again. They truly deserve a salute from us and the whole world must be thankful to these professionals. All these were captured in a news conference attended by Gaga last Monday.
TV special: Not a fundraiser
She says that there are three important things happening for all of us right now. We are celebrating the singular kind of global community right now and that we have aroused beyond our thoughts of all sorts of discrimination that we, otherwise engage ourselves in. Also, we all have been craving to highlight the gravity of this unprecedented, historical and cultural movement at this point of crisis. Lastly, and most importantly, we are looking forward to celebrating and encouraging the power of the human spirit.
She also talks about the multi-hour TV special or the event that will be streamed across different social media network channels such as Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and more. They would even include the appearances of some of the famous celebrities such as John Legend, Eddie Vedder, Andrea Bocelli, Kerry Washington, Maluma, Elton John, David Beckham, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Lizzo, Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Elba, and J Balvin, to take part in this special show.
Lady Gaga said that the money that was raised will also be utilised to help the health workers in buying the much-needed protective gears. Also, the sum would be used in improving the lab capacities as well as to work upon issues to revive the research and development prospects so as to help the nations come up with all the possible drugs and vaccines for treating the new coronavirus.
She even says that she would have more such plans to raise money and thus, clarifies that the TV special that they are coming up with is not a fundraiser by any chance. It’s only meant for the sake of enjoyment and entertainment for all those people who have been locked inside homes, and thus, giving a ‘thank you’ message to the health care personnels. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the One World: Together At Home to highlight the motifs of the show.