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The Weeknd has very kindly donated a large sum of money towards Coronavirus relief efforts.
$500,000 is going to MusiCares and the other half to to the front-line hospital workers of Scarborough Health Network, the hospital network in the Ontario city where he was raised.
"I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic," he said in a statement obtained by Variety.
According to the outlet, he also brought back a line of face masks themed for his XO company, and all of the proceeds from sales will be donated to COVID-19 relief, with the artist matching every dollar raised.
He shared a screenshot of the announcement, writing, "Massive thanks to the fans for buying the xo masks and doing your part in helping fight Covid. I promised to match what was sold. We need to keep fighting. Also a big shout out to everyone in Scarborough!"
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