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Lady Gaga spent her birthday finding ways to fight coronavirus

Musician, icon, coronavirus-fighting queen

On Saturday (March 28), Lady Gaga – musician, icon, activist, crusader against corona – celebrated her 34th birthday. Instead of the usual festivities, she dedicated time to “finding ways to support the world” amid the current pandemic. 

The “Stupid Love”, singer celebrated her 34th birthday on Saturday (March 28). That day, she got on the phone with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation. 

Tedros spoke about the interaction on Twitter, detailing her interest in helping the wider effort to combat coronavirus, and praising her for “compassion and kindness”.

Calling it a “very good call”, he continued on Twitter: “I thanked her for her continuing efforts to show compassion & kindness to the world. She is ready to support @WHO in any way possible in the fight against #COVID19. Together!

He added: “And happy birthday @ladygaga! I am so touched that you're spending this moment on finding ways to support the world during #COVID19. I send you my best wishes! Thank you for spreading kindness at such an important moment for all of us! Together!”

Gaga joined Elton John’s livestreamed iHeart Living Room Concert for America special at the weekend, which raised money for First Responders Children’s Foundation, Feeding America, and other charities supporting people through coronavirus. Featuring the likes of Lizzo and Mariah Carey, Gaga gave a brief, but passionate message for fans to stay hopeful through tough times.

The musician recently shared the “incredibly tough” decision to postpone the release of her much anticipated album Chromatica. A new release is set for later this year.

“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us,” she said at the time. “And while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic.”  

She remains hopeful that her Chromatica Ball tour will continue this summer if we’re not still in lockdown. Gaga affirmed that there would be “a lot of other fun surprises” in the coming months to keep fans invigorated.

Follow the World Health Organisation’s updates on coronavirus here.