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.
Mars, we think you're unbelievable, just the way you are.More news: Indian tourists stranded in Nepal floods
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.More news: NY man kills mother, sister, 3rd woman with hammer
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.More news: FTSE 100 plunges as investors worry about United States and North Korea tensions
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