PINK RECOVERS FROM CORONAVIRUS, DONATES $1M TO HELP OTHERS – (04/06/2020)
Pink announced that she and her son have recovered from the coronavirus and she donated $1 million to organizations helping other people affected by the pandemic.
She gifted $500,000 each to the Temple University Hospital Emergency Fund in Philadelphia and City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund.
“It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible,” she wrote in her post Friday. “This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities,” she said. “THANK YOU to all of our healthcare professionals and everyone in the world who are working so hard to protect our loved ones. You are our heroes! These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home. Please. Stay. Home.”
The message accompanied a photo of Pink with her 3-year-old son, Jameson. They were both tested for the virus two weeks ago after they experienced symptoms. Pink said she tested positive, but Jameson did not. They were both recently re-tested and were both negative.
Pink and Jameson, each became “really, really sick,” she said Saturday during a live video chat with author Jen Pastiloff.
“There were many nights when I’ve cried and I’ve never prayed more in my life,” Pink said during a social media livestream. “It’s funny, it’s like, at one point, I heard myself saying, ‘I thought they promised us our kids would be OK.’ It’s not guaranteed. There is no one that is safe from this.”
Pink said she’s battled asthma throughout her life, and that she used Nebulizers, which are a form of breathing therapy, during her fight with coronavirus.
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CARDI B DONATES TO NYC MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – (04/06/2020)
Cardi B has made a generous donation to medical professionals in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Page Six, the Bronx born rapper donated 20,000 bottles of Owyn, a plant based vegan meal supplement drink to hospitals around the city.
Cardi decided to donate Owyn to provide sustenance for medical staffers and ambulance crews who are still busy to have a proper meal during their busy shifts.
FALL OUT BOY TO HELP IN PANDEMIC RELIEF EFFORTS – (04/06/2020)
The members of Fall Out Boy are focused on helping with pandemic relief. They’re donating $100,000 to their home city of Chicago. The money will go to the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund.
In a statement on their social media, they explained, “Chicago is the city that we grew up in. It’s important to us that we give back and support the community and local heroes who are on the front lines any way we can. No act of kindness is too small right now.”
They went on to explain that the money will help support the local food banks, direct monetary support for those who have suffered loss of income and jobs as a result of COVID-19.
The band is scheduled to go on tour with Green Day in June, and as of now the tour has not been postponed.
LOGAN WILLIAMS DIES AT 16: Logan Williams, best known for his role as Barry Allen on CW’s The Flash has died at age 16. No official cause of death was revealed but according Canada’s TriCity News, the British Columbia-born actor’s mother Marlyse Williams said his family is “absolutely devastated” by his passing, adding that because of social distancing regulations, “I am not able to hug my parents who lost their only grandchild.”
HBO OPENS FREE BUFFET: HBO has made good on its promise to open up its doors for free to viewers on Friday. The free ad-free programming includes The Sopranos, Veep, Succession, Six Feet Under, plus 20 movies from corporate sibling Warner Bros. and 10 HBO documentaries and docuseries. Many hits, including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and Chernobyl, are behind the paywall. HBO reports that streaming of HBO Now is already up more than 40% from March 14-24th.
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