Coronavirus: DJ Khaled to host virtual concert for COVID-19 charities | Ents & Arts News
DJ Khaled has warned fans that he might look a bit different when he hosts a virtual charity concert tonight.
Like many people around the world under restrictions intended to limit the spread of COVID-19, he has not had a haircut recently.
He told Sky News: “I miss getting a haircut – I haven’t got a haircut, y’understand?
“So, when you see me host this amazing event, please tell all the fans and all the people out there – I don’t want you all to think that my hair looks like that every day.
“I won’t let nobody come into my house until I know things are safe – you understand?!”
The event is a virtual gig in tribute to key workers fighting the virus outbreak in Italy and around the world.
DJ Khaled, a Grammy award-winning US producer, is hosting the event which is organised by football team AC Milan and entertainment company Roc Nation.
Performers will include Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Robin Thicke, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Traynor of Bush, Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons, and Lola Ponce.
There will also be appearances from entertainment and sporting personalities including Jonas Brothers, Kaká, Thierry Henry, Carlo Cracco, and Danilo Gallinari.
Funds raised will go to Direct Relief and AC Milan’s philanthropic arm Fondazione Milan, charities that are helping people during the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
DJ Khaled said: “This live stream is a beautiful example of the power of unity – uplifting and inspiring people at a time when that’s needed most.
“I’m proud to host such a great moment, paying tribute to the real superstars, in Italy and all over the world.”
Ivan Gazidis, chief executive of AC Milan, added: “This crisis has presented unprecedented challenges for all of us, but the contribution that these key workers have made is humbling, inspiring and will never be forgotten.
“The participation of such an amazing array of talent in this event will provide a fitting tribute to them and I hope will help to spread a message of hope and optimism during this difficult period.”
:: From Milan With Love is at 8pm UK time on Sunday 3 May and can be watched via AC Milan social channels, the AC Milan official app, and streaming platform TIDAL. Viewers can donate via the concert’s official fundraising page.