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‘I Wanted to Treat Ya’ll’: Lizzo Buys Michigan ER Workers Lunch Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Singer Lizzo is showing her appreciation to some of the nation’s health-care workers. Hospitals are required to stay open during the nationwide coronavirus pandemic, and for emergency staff workers that may mean little if any time for lunch. The “Truth Hurts” hitmaker gave back to her childhood community, and sent lunch to the emergency room workers at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Monday, March 30.

The Detroit native sent a video message to the workers at the Henry Ford Hospital on March 30 to show her gratitude for the people working around the clock to help fight the COVID-19 virus. The hospital tweeted her video to their business page and thanked the singer for her generous donation.

Lizzo sends food to the ER staff at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. @HenryFordNews/Twitter

“I just want to say thank you so much for all that you’re doing during this pandemic. It’s definitely not easy and you guys are putting yourselves on the front lines. And because of that, I wanted to treat ya’ll to a meal,” Lizzo said in her video.

The staff at Henry Ford Hospital responded to her message by saying, “#Lizzo, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for making our day brighter with your generosity.”

The Detroit Health Department reported that 1,804 people have tested positive for the infectious disease in the Motorcity, and a total of 50 virus-related deaths have occurred as of Monday.

Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital is not the only hospital that has benefited from Lizzo’s food donations. The 31-year-old artist had lunch delivered to the emergency room department at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota on March 30.

Lizzo shares that is she going to meditate on Instagram in the hopes of spreading healing around the world. @lizzobeeating/Instagram

A representative for the Grammy Award winning singer told The Seattle Times, “She sent several hospitals food that were hit really hard for staff working around the clock. She is planning to send more food to hospitals as well.” Lizzo seemingly wants to ease the pain and anxiety people are feeling around the world due to the pandemic. She flooded her Instagram account with videos of her encouraging others to meditate with her during these tough times.

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