Celebrities Offer Comfort During CoronaVirus Shut-Down

By Luke Hulbert, Staff Writer

In recent times of struggle and upset with the coronavirus pandemic it is good to keep a positive attitude. Celebrities have been posting videos of themselves singing and motivating people to stay positive.

Videos and front porch concerts are being held to help people handle the stress of the coronavirus. Some celebrities also start their own fundraisers for local businesses and raise money for donations.

An example of this is Gal Gadot who posted a video on Instagram talking about the virus and how she saw a video of an Italian man playing the trumpet off his balcony to the melody “Imagine” by John Lennon. Gal Gadot got multiple celebrities to sing bits of this song to create one video. Celebrities like Natalie Portman, Jamie Dornan, Sia, Pedro Pascal, Zoë Kravitz, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Odom Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Norah Jones, and Cara Delevingne all participated in this music video and can be seen on Gal Gadot’s Instagram.

Chris Martin of Coldplay kicked off the #TogetherAtHome concert series, in which various artists will hold live-stream concerts to draw attention to coronavirus relief efforts. 

John Rezeznik from the band Goo Goo Dolls also held a front porch concert to kick off his new fundraiser “We Love Local” which raised $25,000 to help local businesses during the quarantine and got a $15,000 match from the Westfield United Fund. 

Keith Urban performed on Instagram live on March 23rd at home in his studio. His wife joined him as well and danced along.

Garth Brooks performed for his fans as well for his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G. He was also joined by his wife, country superstar Trisha Yearwood, and they performed some songs together for 5.2 million viewers watching at home.