Drake thanks healthcare heroes after needing their services first-hand

He called them the glue holding us all together in a moving video.
April 26, 2020 9:42 p.m. EST
April 29, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST
While those many of us who are able are at home physical distancing, others are heading out to work everyday and putting themselves at risk to keep the rest of the world safe, and during the  Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble broadcast special on April 26, Drake shared a special message directed to those dedicated workers.Turns out Drizzy was at the hospital recently, for a non-COVID-related issue, and shared his positive and inspiring experience during the historic, star-studded show."I ended up in a hospital the other day due to a foot injury," he said during his video segment. "Just to see the morale—the smiles, the high spirits—on everyone's face that I got to encounter in that situation despite everything going on, it's just incredible to see people who have to leave their families everyday and go to work amidst this crisis, as dangerous as it is, just really the glue holding us all together. So thanks so much for that."[video_embed id='-1']RELATED: Ryan Reynolds reveals being Canadian is his ‘greatest asset’[/video_embed]Drake went on to give his advice for those who are self-isolating at home and might need a little extra mental health support. While it's not a replacement for professional treatment when needed, the musician suggested reaching out to friends, staying active and taking up new hobbies to keep your mind engaged."I know it can weigh on your mental health so I want to urge everybody that's in their own space to find the silver lining in the times that we're living in right now," he said. "If you have a craft that can be worked on from home, it's an amazing thing to continue working; keep your mind stimulated; get better at that thing you're passionate about.""Better yourself mentally, physically; stay active," he continued. "You can make a change you've always wanted to make in your life. Right now is the time. Nurture your personal relationships... or decide which personal connections aren't for you. Now is a time of self-reflection."Drake finished by thanking frontline workers again and reiterating that the country and the world will get through this together. He added that he hopes we'll all continue to spread love in this unified manner even after the quarantine is over and we're all able to head out into the world again."I'm looking forward to the day when we will be reunited whether it be face-to-face or through something else we do," he said. "I'll be there with a smile on my face and until then, please keep [in mind] all these people who are truly out here [working on the frontlines]."Watch Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble on CTV.ca and the CTV app.[video_embed id='1943669']BEFORE YOU GO: The ‘Toosie Slide’ video getting millions of hits and Drake’s attention[/video_embed]

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