Latin pop superstar Ricky Martin is planning to provide mental health support to people to deal with the aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic. The "Nobody wants to be lonely" star has been working with his Ricky Martin Foundation to give personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers in hospitals during the ongoing pandemic. Now, he is also planning to help people with a series of "mental health and education programs," reports aceshowbiz.com.
"It is important. We have to, we have to do this," the singer told Entertainment Tonight.
Only the Beginning
"I was able with my foundation and an alliance with Charity Stars and Project Hope, we delivered PPEs to 50 hospitals in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the US. And this is only the beginning," he added.
The star continued: "I think now more than ever is when the victims need our help, because the aftershocks of this pandemic are really intense. So we're gonna provide (them) with mental health and education and nothing but love because they deserve it."
Teaming up With Enrique
On the work front, Martin is set to begin a joint tour with Enrique Iglesias in September, and he insisted the pair hopes to push forward with the venture while ensuring audiences and crew are safe.
"We're gonna take our time and we're gonna do it right. I'm sure every venue, every country, every city is gonna have their rules and regulations. We will follow them. But we will produce something amazing for you guys because there's nothing like the live experience," he said.