Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million To Victims Of Flint Water Crisis

Danny Woods
August 13, 2017

Bruno Mars has donated $1 million (£773,000), the proceeds of his MI concert on Saturday night (13Aug17) to the Flint water crisis fund.

Bruno Mars did a seven-figure solid for the city of Flint, Mich., during his show on Saturday night (Aug. 12) in suburban Detroit. The money is set to reach those who were affected by the Flint water crisis.

"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause", Mars said in a press statement. News. "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".

During his performance of his song "Just the Way You Are", Mars paused to make the surprise announcement, dedicating the donation to "our brothers and sisters in Flint".

The artist has performed in Europe and recently kicked off the North American leg of the tour in Las Vegas (28Jun17).

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The Flint water crisis began in 2014 when the source of the city's water supply was switched to the Flint River.

Families continue to face the physical, developmental and psychological effects of the lead poisoning, especially among the children of Flint.

"[Bruno Mars] understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity", he continued.

Mars' album "24K Magic" was released in November 2016 and has sold over 2 million copies.

US President Donald Trump commented on a visit to the midwestern state: "It used to be that cars were made in Flint and you couldn't drink the water in Mexico".

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