Japanese composer, pianist, rock drummer, and leader of X JAPAN, Yoshiki, has donated $100,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus crisis.
The generous donation comes alongside a contribution of 10M Yes (approx. $100k) the star has donated to Japan Red Cross as well as $24k to Meals On Wheels branches in Los Angeles, where Yoshiki lives.
In a statement, Yoshiki said, “While I have been calling for performances to be halted for the sake of the fans during this necessary time of self-restraint, I can also understand from my own experience the magnitude of the economic losses. The current crisis threatens not only the entertainment industry but many people across various industries.