Elton John has donated $1 million (£820,000) to a coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund to protect those living with HIV/Aids.
The 73-year-old Rocket Man vocalist said the assets would originate from his Elton John AIDS Foundation, and will be made accessible to those deprived in the coming months.
“I’m going to stick to my guns with the Aids Foundation and make sure because of this global pandemic that’s happening that the people who are suffering from another global pandemic don’t get forgotten’. Those were the words of Elton During his appearance on Miley Cyrus’ Bright Minded Instagram Live show on Friday.
I guess the coronavirus pandemic has brought out the giving spirit in alot of people.
He also stated that the goal of his foundation is to – help the marginalised, help the poor, help the people who mustn’t get left behind. This is my main focus in the next three months – to make sure these people on the HIV and Aids lifeline we give them, don’t get forgotten.” Elton said.
“I’m so satisfied to declare that my establishment is a starting another COVID-19 Emergency Fund today,” he stated. “For very nearly 30 years, my establishment has organized the most helpless individuals to HIV to end the guides pandemic and we’re focused on this in the midst of the Covid-19 emergency as well.
“Appropriating medications, testing and preventive treatment isn’t as basic as it was half a month prior so our new Covid-19 secret stash will help bleeding edge accomplices to get ready for and react to the pandemic and it’s consequences for HIV counteraction and care for the most minimized networks,” Elton included.
You should also know that the musician played played a big part in the coronavirus relief effort after stepping in at the last minute to front the iHeart Living Room Concert For America on Sunday, which raised more than $8 million (£6.5 million) for the charities Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
You should also know that Elton has a fortune of around $450 million… WOAH!!, And in 2018 elton was ranked NO. 57 on forbes’ top 100 celebrity earning list.
But hey that’s not all, incaase you don’t know he’s also gay.
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