Beyonce shows her appreciation towards the real world superheroes amid the global health crisis.
The music sensation Beyonce displayed appreciation towards the 'true heroes' who are working tirelessly to save lives during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking on Global Citizen's 'One World: Together at Home' special at the weekend, the 'Single Ladies' singer talked about staying positive despite the crisis, being patient for a better future, and honoring the essential workers and their unprecedented effort to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
In a taped video message, Beyonce said: "Tonight we celebrate true heroes, those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed, and healthy."
The singer continued, "To the doctors, the nurses, and other health care workers who are away from their families, taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety. To those in the food industry, delivery workers, mail carriers, and sanitation employees who are working so that we can be safe in our homes thank you for your selfless service."
Beyonce noted the majority of Black Americans belong to the essential workforce and therefore do not possess the luxury of working from home. So, inevitably the African American communities at large have been profoundly affected in the ongoing crisis. Those with preexisting health conditions are at even more significant risk.
The 38-year-old star continued, "This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report from my home city of Houston, Texas, it showed that COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57% of fatal cases are African American."
Beyonce further stressed the importance of following the right health protocols and to protect each other. "We are one family, and we need you. We need your voices, your abilities, and your strength all over this world."
It's pretty tough, but the singer urged everyone across the globe to stay patient, remain encouraged, and keep the faith. The 'Halo' hitmaker concluded, "Stay positive and continue to pray for our heroes. Good night and God bless you."
Curated by Lady Gaga, Beyonce was one of the several artists who participated in the global special, in support of the WHO and United Nations. The other names included high profile stars such as Chris Martin, Bille Joe Armstrong, John Legend, Camila Cabello, Kacey Musgraves, Maluma, and Shawn Mendes.