‘One World: Together At Home’ has raised $127.9 million for the coronavirus relief fund.
The star-studded event – which was curated by Lady Gaga – featured performances from some of the world’s best-known music stars, and fans have been quick to pledge their support to the relief fund.
Global Citizen, a movement that strives to end extreme poverty by 2030, wrote on its official Twitter account: “$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief. That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome. Thank you @ladygaga for helping @GlblCtzn create this historic global broadcasting event. To everyone around the world: Stay strong, stay safe, we will be together in person soon.” They also shared a message on Instagram:
In response to the news, Gaga admitted she was “humbled” to have been involved with the fundraiser.
She wrote on Twitter: “I am so humbled to have been a part of this project. Thank you @GlblCtzn . Thank you @WHO . I love you”
The event featured appearances from a host of big-name stars, including the likes of Adam Lambert, Rita Ora, Beyonce, Lizzo, and Sir Elton John.
Prior to the broadcast, Gaga described ‘One World: Together At Home’ as a “love letter”. The chart-topping star thanked people for their support during an emotional Instagram Live video.
She said: “I just want you to know that this is really a true love letter to all of you all over the world.I love you and I hope that you feel a big hug from the whole world today because what’s really beautiful about this show is that you’re all hugging each other.”
Gaga has also discussed the importance of self-isolating during the pandemic.
She recently wrote on Instagram: “So I talked to some doctors and scientists. It’s not the easiest for everyone right now but the kindest/healthiest thing we can do is self-quarantine and not hang out with people over 65 and in large groups. I wish I could see my parents and grandmas right now but it’s much safer to not so I don’t get them sick in case I have it. I’m hanging at home with my dogs. “