Rock legend Rod Stewart performed a livestreamed set from his home in Florida with his daughter Ruby Stewart, as part of the "Together At Home" virtual series on Friday.
The father-daughter duo sang the classics "Love Is" and "Forever Young," which Stewart’s wife and grandchildren joined in to sing, too. They also sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and covered "Dirty Old Town" by Ewan MacColl. The Stewarts took some audience questions and urged their fans to practice social distancing and support the World Health Organization (WHO) in its fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
"We’re trying to help the WHO get the funds they need to tackle the coronavirus," Ruby said. "We’re happy to be coming to you from home, where we’re all practicing social distancing."
"But this is more than just a concert," she added. "We’re asking all of you to take meaningful action to stop the coronavirus."
Rod took the occasion to praise doctors, nurses, and all the health care workers fighting the pandemic.
"Thank you to all the health care workers worldwide that are risking their lives to keep us safe," he said. "We’ll make it up to you."
Throughout his career, Rod has supported a range of health, educational, and humanitarian causes.
The "Together At Home" campaign was launched on March 16 by Global Citizen and the WHO as a way to foster solidarity around the world. Artists, actors, and influencers have joined the campaign to entertain fans who are social distancing and support the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Globally, more than 1.52 million people have been infected by the coronavirus and 92,798 people have died from it, according to the WHO. The WHO is working to contain the pandemic by supporting health care workers, delivering essential supplies, and looking for potential treatments and vaccines.
By visiting Global Citizen’s "Together At Home" campaign page, you can learn more about coronavirus and find ways to get involved in your community.
You can see all of Global Citizen's COVID-19 coverage here.
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