Lady Gaga announces star-studded coronavirus benefit telecast

Brenda Watkins
April 8, 2020

"One World: Together at Home" is a specially curated broadcast, geared to support the medical personnel all over the world, working in the frontlines of the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Citizen, the organization behind the recent "Together At Home" virtual concert featuring John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Chris Martin, Niall Horan, Miguel and more, has teamed up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to announce a special concert just for you. The massive event will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and will see the huge broadcast hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel in an epic display of cooperation and solidarity.

Gaga said on Monday that the money was raised in seven days and will benefit The World Health Organization. "We want everyone to enjoy this show".

Meanwhile, the A Star Is Born actress revealed the news she was concealing during last week's appearance: a celebrity-filled TV special called One World: Together At Home. Gaga also revealed that she has helped Global Citizen raise United States dollars 35 million in support of WHO's fight against the deadly virus, which continues to haunt the entire world.

"I was talking to someone the other day about this messaging that 'we're all in this together, ' " she told Mr.

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Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, added in a statement: "As we honour and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, One World: Together At Home aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19". Lady Gaga confirmed the Apple donation during a FaceTime conversation with Tim Cook during a Tonight Show interview.

The special show will also feature stories from the world's healthcare heroes battling the spread of the coronavirus.

"I have always believed in kindness and I think that what's so true about times like now is that there is financial currency, right?"

"This money will [go towards] essential [personal protective equipment] supplies and testing kits around the world and will help improve the lab capacity to rapidly process [COVID-19] tests", she said. Almost every major USA network will air the fundraiser - including ABC, NBC and CBS - in addition to worldwide channels like Britain's BBC One and Canada's Bell Media stations.

Aside from the live TV broadcasts, the online event will also be streamed across all major streaming services - Amazon Prime Video, Apple, LiveXLive, Alibaba, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, Yahoo!, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, YouTube - as well as social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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