Prince Harry acquired a rock-star greeting as he joined actual pop royalty like newly single Jennifer Lopez at a star-studded pro-vaccination concert in California Sunday night time.
The 36-year-old prince left pregnant spouse Meghan Markle at house as he attended the Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” in Inglewood — one of many largest concert gatherings in Southern California for the reason that pandemic began.
Video reveals the viewers going wild, screaming and cheering and leaping to their ft as Harry strolled out to the massive round stage, dressed casually in a blue shirt.
Harry described on-line disinformation about vaccines as a “humanitarian crisis” that’s “getting worse,” whereas additionally highlighting the plight of India and its “devastating second wave” of COVID-19 infections.
“The vaccine must be distributed to everyone everywhere,” the Duke of Sussex stated.
“We cannot rest or truly recover until there is fair distribution to every corner of the world,” he stated. “The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine cannot be determined by geography.”
The British prince joined bona fide rock and pop stars at the occasion, which will likely be aired on TV on May 8 and was hosted by Selena Gomez, who hailed “brave” frontline employees.
Jennifer Lopez — who just lately confirmed her split from Alex Rodriguez — spoke about how she’d been compelled to spend Christmas aside from her mom due to the pandemic.
Now absolutely vaccinated, mother Guadalupe joined the star onstage to sing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” which J.Lo stated was “the song she used to sing to me as a baby.”
Other performers included Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R., whereas Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn and David Letterman all appeared as particular visitor audio system.
Eddie Vedder referred to as the concert the primary “taste of the life we’ve all been missing” for greater than a yr.
“This is a feeling we have not had in some time,” he stated. “There’s a microphone, a crowd. It feels good.”
The Foo Fighters have been joined unexpectedly visitor Brian Johnson of AC/DC for a rendition of “Back in Black.”
“We ain’t out of the woods yet… let’s work as hard as we can to make sure we can do this every night,” stated frontman Dave Grohl.
Everyone within the viewers was absolutely vaccinated, and media and manufacturing workers wanted to point out a unfavourable COVID check earlier than getting into the stadium.
In a pre-taped message, President Biden insisted that “the vaccines are safe. I promise you. They work.”
“We’re working with leaders around the world to share more vaccines and boost production to make sure every country has the vaccines they need,” stated the president, accompanied by first woman Jill Biden.
“If we get this done, we won’t have to miss another moment.”
The taped fundraising occasion will air May 8 on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, YouTube and that iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations.
With Post wires