Demi Lovato has been one of the many celebrities who has been stepping up during the coronavirus outbreak and her latest video is nothing short of inspiring.
As part of the at-home iHeartRadio concerts, Lovato did a rendition of her song “Skyscraper” (see below). But before she started singing, she had an important message for viewers. She said,
“When tragedy knocks our neighbors down, we extend our hands to help them up. When sorrow strikes any one of us, we do our best to power through. We can only use the love we have to ease the pain. We are strong, we are decent, we will rise and stand tall. And nothing, absolutely nothing can tear us down.”
The last sentence is, of course, a reference to the song, in which she sings,
“Go on and try to tear me down / I will be rising from the ground / Like a skyscraper, like a skyscraper”
Additionally, she encouraged fans to donate to the First Responders Children’s Fund, which is helping to support the families of first responders who are currently struggling financially.
This is not the first time that Lovato has spoken out about COVID-19. She previously participated in the #IStayHome challenge and wrote on Instagram,
“There’s a lot of things going on in our world right now, but if there’s one thing that matters it’s spreading love. #IStayHome For my parents, my neighbors, and my health.”
In the caption of the Instagram video, she instructed anyone who ordered from DoorDash to ask the delivery person to leave it at the door so as not to endanger them and also to wash their hands for 30-40 seconds after getting the package.
Lovato is one of many celebrities who have stepped up during the outbreak. We’ve also been impressed with Kylie Jenner’s response. Jenner has used her Instagram platform of 168M followers to repeatedly encourage fans to stay at home and follow the guidelines set out by the CDC. She also donated $1M to create face masks, shields, and other protective gear for medical professionals.
To learn more about Jenner’s COVID-19 efforts, check out our article here.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she’s not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.