Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his MI concert to aid those impacted by the Flint water crisis.
Mars later made his announcement public through the media stating, "I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause".
Over the past couple of years, controversy has surrounded Flint after the city's water supply was contaminated with lead.
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Bruno Mars is spreading a little 24K Magic around by taking the profits from his current tour and using them to fund - and inspire - some necessary change.
Elevated levels of lead, a neurotoxin, were detected in children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that experts suspect was linked to the improperly-treated water. His latest album 24K Magic recently achieved double platinum status.
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. Due to insufficient water treatment, it was later found to contain unsafe levels of lead. However, the EPA did not issue an emergency order until seven months later, in January 2016. Replacement of lead pipes is not expected to be completed until 2020.He also urged the people to come forward and help , As Reported By Deccan.
The Flint Water Crisis has been ongoing since 2014, and the Community Foundation has made continued efforts to battle the issues faced by the city.