Chris Martin is known for his charitable work as well as his touching tributes. Recently, the Coldplay frontman played a surprise show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City benefitting the Bowery Mission homeless shelter where he played Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” On December 27 Martin paid tribute to another giving soul that we recently lost, George Michael.
As NME reported, Chris performed yet another surprise concert at a Crisis shelter in West London for those in need as well as volunteers and staff. According to The Telegraph, Martin covered “Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” which he dedicated to George Michael. Many of the volunteers took to social media praising the singer for his charitable work. You can check out the tweets and grams below.
Others took to social media to share remarkable stories about George Michael’s own selfless, largely anonymous charitable work. From tipping a bartender 5,000 pounds because she was in debt to gifting £25,000 to a stranger on the street who was distraught over her debt. Michael also worked anonymously at a homeless shelter and gave a performance for nurses at a nursing home who took care of his late mother. The Wham! singer went on a number of game shows to raise money for charity once stating on “Who Want To Be A Millionaire,” “if I lose it, I’ll just pay it.” George Michael passed away on Christmas Day.
That moment when Coldplay's Chris Martin drops into the Crisis at Christmas shelter, with no fuss, no fanfare and no press, to help make tea and coffee and also play guitar so the guests can have a sing song. Thank you for coming down and getting stuck in. #crisis #christmas #chrismartin #coldplay #singing
volunteering at crisis wth Chris Martin was definitely a Christmas highlight ✨— soph (@soph_donovan) December 27, 2016