Lady Gaga is headlining a special coronavirus support concert

Jessica Davis
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From Harper's BAZAAR

The World Health Organisation and Global Citizen are teaming up for One World: Together at Home, a concert in support of healthcare workers in the fight against coronavirus.

Curated by Lady Gaga, the event will also feature the likes of Billie Eilish, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Elton John, John Legend, Lizzo, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra and Stevie Wonder to name a few.

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, along with the cast of Sesame Street, will host.

“We are all so very grateful to the healthcare professionals across the country and the world – this global pandemic is a catastrophe; I'm praying for them and also those who are sick," Lady Gaga explained during the virtual press conference.

"I would like to send my prayers to people who are losing their jobs and having a hard time feeding themselves and their children."

Gaga has been working with corporate leaders, tech companies and philanthropists over the last week and have already raised $35 million (£28 million) for the COVID-19 response, according to Billboard.

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"We want to raise the money before we go on air. When we do go on air, put your wallets away, your credit cards away, and enjoy the show."

Individual and corporate donations will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, which sends masks, gowns and vital equipment to frontline workers, as well as local charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare.

The concert will broadcast live across the US television networks ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as being streamed online, at 8pm EST on 18 April.

BBC One will show an adapted version of the concert on 19 April, including exclusive performances from UK artists and interviews with frontline health workers.

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