Bruno Mars disclosed a $1 million donation to surprised fans at his concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Aug. 12, telling the crowd that he and “24K Magic World Tour” promoter Live Nation would donate proceeds of ticket sales from the sold out show.
The donation will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to help with the city's ongoing water crisis.
"I'm very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it's important that we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again," Mars said in a subsequent media release.
The Flint water crisis, now in its third year, exposed the city to numerous health issues, including dangerous lead exposure, particularly for children.