As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, some of your favourite musicians are stepping up to the plate. iHeart Radio Ambassador Patrick Langlois
has the low-down on how these celebrities are helping people in need during these trying times. Check it out below, and watch the video above for more.
LIONEL RICHIE WANTS NEW 'WE ARE THE WORLD'
has said he’s considering recording a new version of "We Are The World" to raise money for the fight against coronavirus. The Dancing On The Ceiling
singer said he was not expecting to mark the 35th anniversary of the charity track – which featured the likes of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Cyndi Lauper. The track hit #1 on March 23rd, 1985 and 35 years later Richie believes that the pandemic has made its message “so clear” once again.
JON BON JOVI WRITING A SONG WITH FANS
Jon Bon Jovi
shared a video
in which he explained the project, saying he’d already written the first verse and chorus, but that he wanted others to fill in the second verse with their stories.“Tell me what you’re going through,” Bon Jovi said. “Tell me how you’re feeling, tell me if you’re hurting. Talk about that high school graduation that’s gonna be canceled, talk about that prom you might just not have, talk about that baby coming that there’s nothing you can do about that, talk about the paycheck you’re losing, talk about being afraid — looking out your window and wondering what to make of all this. Just remember, we’re gonna get through it.”[video_embed id='1928068']RELATED: Shawn Mendes, Shania Twain and more Canadians encouraging fans to stay home[/video_embed]
BRITNEY SPEARS WANTS YOU TO DM HER
has long been one of the sweetest people in showbiz, and her latest Instagram video pretty much proves it. The Toxic
singer took to the social networking site to offer to lend a hand to those struggling through the coronavirus crisis. She told fans she was nominated to do so by sister Jamie Lynn Spears.‘So the world is going through such hard times right now,’ Britney began. ‘My sister just nominated me to help people, whether it’s with food, I’m getting your child diapers, whatever it is, DM me and I will help you out.’
RITA ORA RELEASED A #STOPTHESPREAD MERCH LINE
The singer launched a merch line
where all the proceeds go towards the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. In an Instagram post
, she urges everyone to "stay safe and clean, and Play Your Part by getting this merch and helping the cause!!".
BRAD PAISLEY'S FREE GROCERY STORE TO DELIVER
announced in an Instagram post
that his volunteer-run free grocery store in Nashville, Tennessee will be "mobilizing delivery of a week’s groceries to elderly neighbors in Edgehill and Berry Hill on Wednesdays/Thursdays.”[video_embed id='1927485']BEFORE YOU GO: Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen and other Canadian celebrities call for physical distancing[/video_embed]