As the world knows by now, the coronavirus has struck almost every country on the planet, with the United States being the epicenter of the disease according to a new report from the CDC.
As usual, many celebrities and entertainers have shown the way they intend to help, including Elton John.
Deadline reported today that Elton John was gathering up $1 million as part of his Elton John AIDS Foundation to help with the COVID-19 emergency fund. The fund is meant to help those who have contracted AIDS, who clearly, are at considerable risk of death if they catch COVID-19.
In a video posted on his Twitter account, Elton wrote that for the past thirty years, he and his foundation have been doing everything in their power to fight against the AIDS crisis. John stated they’re committed to fighting the coronavirus as well.
The emergency fund, he claims, was created to aid in the distribution of necessary resources including testing, medicine, and other preventative treatments. The piano player wrote on his account that his fund is designed to help those who are on the frontlines of the war on the coronavirus.
Today, I’m proud to announce that my Foundation @EJAF is launching a $1million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to make sure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the most marginalised communities around the world. pic.twitter.com/g4wh9dnd3d
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) April 4, 2020
John finished off his message by stating that “we’re with you,” and they won’t be “leaving anyone behind.” Near the beginning of the month, the Grammy Award winner also announced a coronavirus relief concert from all of the participating performers’ homes.
Some of the biggest names involved included Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, Billie Joe Armstrong, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello, among a few others.
As it was noted above, John isn’t the only celebrity to play a part in the fight against the coronavirus. Earlier today, it was reported by multiple outlets that Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend, Cody Simpson, were donating around 120 tacos to a local hospital.
Additionally, Pink, the pop star, also revealed she would be donating $1 million split between two major hospitals. The star made her announcement after revealing she also contracted the coronavirus.