Last night, during a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bruno Mars took a moment out from his 24K Magic World Tour to tell the audience at the sold-out show that he’ll be donating $1 million to help the victims of the Flint water crisis. This comes from Variety, which says that promoter Live Nation helped make the donation possible by taking some portion of the ticket sales and diverting it to the Community Foundation Of Greater Flint. In a statement, Mars gave a nod to his Michigan fans and acknowledged how long and hard this has been and will be for the residents of Flint. You can read his statement below.
I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.