J Balvin‘s participation in Global Citizen’s Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World was personal.
“I had COVID before. It almost killed me,” he revealed before taking the stage during Vax Live. “We don’t want people to feel what I felt.”
Balvin, who’s from Colombia, said too few people are vaccinated there and across South America.
“I want people to really know they have to vaccinate for themselves, for others, for the world,” he stressed.
The singer then put on an atmospheric performance of “Otra Noche Sin Ti” and “Tu Veneno,” surrounded by dancers.
Vax Live addressed the immediate need for wider, more equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the globe, and Balvin was one of several big stars who joined the show to help communicate the message.
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— Global Citizen ⭕ (@GlblCtzn) May 9, 2021