Lady Gaga in a remote appearance on Monday solicited a $ 10 million donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook for her next COVID-19 benefit.
34-year-old pop star at The Tonight Show Home Edition with Jimmy Fallon discussed the One World: Together At Home benefit she worked on with Global Citizen and the World Organization of health.
Gaga shared that Fallon, 45, will co-host the April 18 live broadcast with fellow talk show hosts Jimmy Kimmel, 52, and Stephen Colbert, 55.
Significant pledge: Lady Gaga in an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday solicited a $ 10 million donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook
The Poker Face singer during her segment suggested calling Tim, 59, about a donation for the event that will benefit the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund.
“I think we should call Tim Cook. I don’t know if he knows he’s going to be on TV right now, but we’re going to make him FaceTime and find out, “asked Gaga.
Gaga after reaching Tim reminded her of a gift they had discussed the night before and asked if she could confirm the “important enough” engagement.
“You can confirm me. We are very proud to be part of it, “said Tim.
Confirmed donation: “You can confirm me. We are so proud to be part of it, “said Tim via FaceTime.
Gaga celebrated the gift with a joyful cry.
“My next single is called Tim Cook. I’m putting it on tomorrow. You just helped a lot of people. Thank you very much, ”Gaga told him.
Jimmy later revealed that Apple had donated $ 10 million to support the One World: Together At Home initiative.
Big donation: Jimmy later revealed that Apple had donated $ 10 million to support the One World: Together At Home initiative
Gaga is organizing the One World: Together At Home service which will feature characters from Sesame Street, Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Sir Elton John, Idris Elba, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lizzo, Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
The singer said the event was neither a telethon nor a fundraiser and that viewers could store their wallets and credit cards at the start of the program.
“Sit back and watch the show, because we will have already raised funds in advance. We are already at $ 35 million, “said Gaga.
Coming soon: “Sit back and watch the show because we will have already raised funds in advance. We are already at $ 35 million, “said Gaga, commissioner of the April 18 event.
She thanked IBM and Cisco for their generous donations before calling Tim to confirm her donation.
The show will air live on Saturday April 18 on ABC, NBC and CBS and will also air on Apple, Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube.
Andy Cohen, 51, also appeared at a distance as a guest and talked about his recovery from falling ill with the coronavirus.
Billie Joe Armstrong, 48, of Green Day as a musical guest performed a cover of I Think I’m Alone Now which was taken over by Tiffany in 1987.
Feel better: Andy Cohen, 51, also appeared at a distance as a guest and talked about his recovery after falling ill with coronavirus
Popular song: Billie Joe Armstrong, 48, also performed a cover of I Think I’m Alone Now which was taken over by Tiffany in 1987