Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Bruno Mars is donating one million dollars from a concert in MI to help those affected by the Flint water crisis.

The singer announced his intentions to donate on Saturday, during his Auburn Hills concert. Thousands of people in the city were exposed to the contaminated water, including children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaire's outbreak connected to the crisis.

'I am very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause.

The Mars' donation is being made by the singer himself and tour promoter Live Nation through funds from his MI concert.

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"With a grateful heart, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint is honored to accept this inspiring donation", he said. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it is important that we do not forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.

Flint has been dealing with lead issues in their water since a controversial 2014 switch from the Detroit water system.

The artist has performed in Europe and recently kicked off the North American leg of the tour in Las Vegas (28Jun17).

The Los Angeles Times reports that Bruno Mars just donated $1 million to people in need.

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"[Bruno Mars] understands the issues faced by Flint citizens, and we are touched by his concern and generosity", he continued.

Mars is now on a sold out world tour in support of his latest album, 24K Magic.

Other celebrities, such as Eminem and Cher, have also made donations and supported Flint in the wake of the crisis.

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