Coronavirus: Elton, McCartney and Stevie Wonder prepare for concert to thank frontline workers | UK News


Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder are among those who will perform in a live television special, under the direction of Lady Gaga, to raise funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga and human rights organization Global Citizen have already raised $ 35 million (£ 28 million) in seven days, which will benefit the World Health Organization (WHO), the singer said. Monday.

Now they have announced that the event “One World: Together at Home” will be broadcast simultaneously on multiple networks, including NBC, on Saturday April 18.

Lady Gaga wearing the Tiffany diamond at the Oscars
The event takes place under the direction of Lady Gaga

The TV show will also be broadcast live on several social media platforms, including YouTube, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

At a press conference, Gaga said, “We want to highlight the gravity of this historic and unprecedented cultural movement, and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit. “

She said she plans to raise more money, but explained that the TV special was not a fundraiser, adding, “Put away your wallets, and sit back and enjoy the show you deserve. all. “

On its website, WHO says the event is organized “to celebrate and support healthcare workers, broadcast to showcase the real experiences of doctors, nurses and families around the world.”

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