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  • one artist who has been tirelessly telling fans to stay in doors is the Japanese musician Yoshiki.

  • He's also donated $100,000 to the Grammys fund, which supports musicians who have been affected by Cove.

  • It 19.

  • And he's also accompanied Bonneau When I Am and Jennifer Hudson on piano in their song Sing for Life, which was inspired by Italians singing from their balconies, Let's have a listen you want.

  • So we saw Yoshiki there on piano.

  • He joins us live now from his home in Los Angeles.

  • It's great to see you.

  • I know you're in isolation and locked down like so many of us.

  • Now, when it comes to telling your hundreds of thousands of fans to stay indoors, you're really strong with that message.

  • What response are you getting?

  • Your shiki?

  • We're for possible.

  • I go back and forth between Japan and Sanders.

  • So then I'm very, very careful.

  • My fans health, including my family friends so you know depends on where you live.

  • The information you get This was different.

  • So it was in America.

  • One month was like people didn't think about that is for such a big video suddenly does a state of emergency in Japan happened to this literally delaying the information.

  • So getting the information later as like I was urging for my Japanese fans Teoh, be prepared for this.

  • Don't take this fun lightly so that the you know, I was really close on about my fans, health and everything.

  • And so are we are your fans because you've got a lot of fans.

  • Let's be honest about it.

  • How are they reacting to you when they when you tell them?

  • Look, it's really important.

  • Just toe save lives.

  • Protect yourselves, Protect others.

  • Stay inside.

  • Are they listening to you?

  • Yes, completely.

  • I mean, you know also not only my fans, some of my colleagues, Band member.

  • I mean, you know, musicians and yes, yeah, they are really, like, you know, okay.

  • Tickets too seriously.

  • I told him to be extra cautious.

  • This virus very unknown, you know?

  • So just better safe than sorry.

  • That's been doing them throughout the past several weeks.

  • Yes.

  • Then they took it very seriously And you shaky.

  • You got into a collaboration with Will.

  • I am with Bono.

  • Jennifer Hudson.

  • How have people been reacting to sing for life?

  • Is it going down?

  • Well, yes.

  • So I mean, our purpose was trying Teoh, lift up your spirits.

  • So even though, you know, we are kind of staying home and along but we're kind of physical distancing, rather safest car distancing off, social distancing.

  • So we are no completely alone.

  • We can still connect, you know, region.

  • You know, she Our thoughts are hard.

  • Everything so that songs are all about were no along.

  • And I know as a musician you're concerned for fellow artists who have been affected by cove in 19.

  • Just tell us a little bit about what you've been doing personally to support them.

  • Yes, I donated Grammy A music care calling 19 leaf found kind of thunder or something like that.

  • You know, again, as a musician, I would like to you very support my fellow colleagues, but the same time we're not only one should buy this cop in 19 crisis, so I would like to support, you know, as of now, healthcare workers at the most important I mean, they're the one saving our lives, so I like to keep supporting.

  • You know these people?

  • Yeah, because I really care about all those people again.

  • You know.

  • First of all, my fan most important, many modern my life Because my life has supported a surrounded by death.

  • My father committed suicide in my funding but die but my fans want saved me.

  • Saved my life.

  • So I really want to support my family.

  • My your shaky.

  • I'm sure that they will be very heartened to hear your support.

  • Thank you for your kind words.

  • And thank you for your time.

  • Your shiki there.

  • The musician joining us live from Los Angeles.

  • Thank you for joining us as well.

  • Here on outside source to stay safe.

one artist who has been tirelessly telling fans to stay in doors is the Japanese musician Yoshiki.

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Coronavirus: The Japanese musician Yoshiki on #SING4LIFE - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/02
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