As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage around the world, celebrities and other entertainment personalities are doing the best they can to help out.
The latest celebrity to lend a helping hand is Lady Gaga. The Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter recently announced a one-off benefit concert in collaboration with Global Citizen which is meant to benefit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 solidarity response fund.
Titled “One World: Together at Home,” the concert will span several hours and will include performances from Kacey Musgraves, Lizzo, Alanis Morisette, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, and many others.
The United States’ top three talk show hosts, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel will all act as hosts.
Gaga clarified that the concert is “not a fundraiser,” with the money to be raised before the concert airs. According to her, viewers can just “sit back and enjoy the show that you all deserve.”
Before this benefit concert, Gaga and Global Citizen have worked together on a “Corporate Kindness” list, resulting in a raised amount of $35 million. The money raised is going to be used for personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies and testing kits.
Around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise. According to the April 9 situation report of the World Health Organization, there are now 1,436,198 cases globally, with 82,837 news cases added. The number of deaths is at 85,522 people, with 6,287 new deaths added.
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update for April 9 puts the number of confirmed coronavirus cases at 427,460. The number of fatalities in the United States caused by COVID-19 and its complications is at 14,696.