Stevie Wonder, Céline Dion and other stars to perform at Thanksgiving concert honoring nurses

Stevie Wonder, Céline Dion, Gloria Estefan and a slate of other musicians are set to perform at a Thanksgiving concert benefiting nurses and their loved ones amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The concert, dubbed “Nurse Heroes Live!” will be hosted by Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Meghan McCain, Joy Behar argue over GOP support for Gaetz Obama calls on governments to 'do their part' in increasing global vaccine supply MORE and feature appearances from Billy Crystal and Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyMeghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg spar over Biden's outburst at CNN reporter Kate Middleton says she has yet to meet Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter Harry and Meghan deny not discussing new daughter's name with the queen MORE.

Other performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Andrea Bocelli, Carole King and Leslie Odom Jr., among others.


The event is being organized by Nurse Heroes, “a new initiative working to support and honor our front line workers,” according to its website. The funds raised from the concert, which will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook, will go to scholarship programs for nurses and their children.

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Nurses from New York’s Northwell Health will be the first beneficiaries of the concert, according to The Associated Press. The Thanksgiving event is also set to showcase 50 nurses from the hospital. 

Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Lizzo and other stars held a “virtual global special” earlier this year honoring health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 cases are peaking in states across the country, as the U.S. this week became the first nation to surpass 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases.