Liam Gallagher has announced on Twitter that he will be performing a free concert at the O2 arena for ‘NHS & careworkers’ as a way of thanking them for the ‘incredible job’ they are doing during the COVID-19 national emergency.
The former Oasis frontman will play at London’s iconic venue on 29th October.
Sharing the news on Twitter, he said:
“It’s an honour to announce that I will be doing a gig for the NHS and careworkers at London’s TheO2 on 29th October.
“They do an incredible job, we are very lucky to have them. LG x”
NHS staff around the country have been working 16-hour shifts in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and other supporting roles to try and save as many lives as possible as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches its peak in the UK.
Tragically, over 8,000 people have died in the UK having contracted COVID-19. Globally, 1.6 million people have now become infected with the virus, and just under 100,000 people have died according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Only yesterday, an ICU nurse made an emotional plea for members of the public to adhere to the government’s rules which are still in place as the UK comes to the end of an initial three week period of national lockdown.
Responding to the news about the free concert on Twitter, hundreds of NHS workers have shared pictures of themselves in full PPE, expressing their gratitude to Liam.
The tweet also says that Liam will be joined on stage ‘by others’, but he does not give away the details of who else will be getting involved in the gig.
The tweet has so far attracted nearly 35k ‘likes’ and nearly 5k ‘re-tweets’.
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