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Lady Gaga wants you to know there’s a really simple way you can help in the fight against coronavirus

Patrick Kelleher April 10, 2020
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Lady Gaga (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty)

Lady Gaga knows not everyone can afford to donate to the fight against coronavirus right now – but the pop star says there’s a simpler thing people can do.

If you want to make a difference but can’t afford to donate cash, Lady Gaga recommends donating “kindness currency”.

“Kindness currency is absolutely free, and anyone can give it,” Gaga told Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough in an interview on April 9.

She continued: “If we start to channel that as an artistic community, while partnering with CEOs and tech companies, as well as philanthropists, we can make this into a much bigger coalition that is about being kind.”

Lady Gaga announced concert special One World: Together At Home this week to help fight coronavirus.

Gaga’s comments come after she revealed her charitable efforts as a part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic this week.

The singer-songwriter – who recently pushed back the release of her sixth studio album Chromatica due to the ongoing pandemic – announced One World: Together At Home on April 6.

Gaga revealed details of the concert special at a World Health Organisation press conference.

Kindness currency is absolutely free, and anyone can give it.

“We are all so very grateful to all of the health-care professionals across the country and the world who are on the front lines during COVID-19,” she said.

The benefit will raise money through corporate contributions, which will go directly to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund to support and equip healthcare workers around the world.

She will appear at the event alongside a glittering line-up of stars including Elton John, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Maluma and Paul McCartney.

The pop star has already raised $35 million in the fight against COVID-19.

Chat show personalities Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will host, with special appearances from the cast of Sesame Street.

The concert will take place on April 18 fro 8pm ET and will be broadcast on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks and iHeartMedia, as well as on Bell Media in Canada.

It will also stream digitally on services including Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube.

In the UK, BBC One will air the special on April 19.

In just a week, Gaga raised $35 million from corporations and rich donors to help tackle the pandemic.

The popstar spent seven days calling up corporate leaders and wealthy philanthropists to ask for donations to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

More: Coronavirus, COVID-19, lady gaga, One World: Together At Home

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