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Singer Bruno Mars donates $1 million to victims of Flint water crisis

13 August 2017

In a statement from Mars, he went on to thank the MI audience for supporting him in this cause. Along with "24K Magic World Tour" promoter Live Nation, funds from ticket sales to the sold-out show will be redirected to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Bruno Mars has donated $1 million to the victims of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Mars, we think you're unbelievable, just the way you are.

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As fans of the famous artist may already be aware, Bruno Mars is now busy with his 24K Magic World Tour.

Hopefully, this will prove to be a reminder that the crisis in Flint is still ongoing and that many are still lacking safe, drinkable water. That decision pumped high concentrations of lead through aging pipes into the water of the homes of mostly poor, black residents and caused an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that has claimed the lives of at least 12 people.

The donation - dedicated to "our brothers and sisters in Flint", as Mars told the Palace crowd - will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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

Over the past couple of years, controversy has surrounded Flint after the city's water supply was contaminated with lead.

The pop artist is not the first to call attention to the ongoing water crisis, he is preceded by Michigan-native rap artists, Eminem and Big Sean, Flint-born filmmaker Michael Moore as well as Wiz Khalifa, Beyonce, Cher, and comedian Jimmy Fallon among a host of others.

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Singer Bruno Mars donates $1 million to victims of Flint water crisis