Bruno Mars to donate $1 million towards Flint water crisis relief

LOS ANGELES CA- DECEMBER 02 Bruno Mars performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES CA- DECEMBER 02 Bruno Mars performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 at Staples Center

Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his MI concert to aid those impacted by the Flint water crisis.

"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause", Mars said in a press statement.

The pop crooner announced to the crowd who packed the Palace of Auburn Hills for his 24K Magic World Tour on Saturday night that he and the show's promoter, Live Nation, would be redirecting funds from the MI show to charity.

"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", Mars said in a statement.

The Hawaiian-born Mars is now on his 24K Magic World Tour. His album, "24K Magic", recently achieved double platinum status, meaning that it has sold two million copies.

The donation is being made by Bruno Mars and tour promoter Live Nation via funds from the concert, according to a Hollywood Reporter story. The new system did not take corrosion-reducing measures, so the old pipes leeched lead into the drinking water.

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