Ronan Keating joined the Kyle and Jackie O in studio this morning having flown into Sydney for a very special cause.
Along with numerous homegrown acts and of course a special performance from Queen and Adam Lambert, Ronan Keating offered up his musical services last night to perform at the Fire Fight Concert at ANZ stadium.
The Fire Fight concert was put together in order to help raise money for those affected by our recent devastating bushfire season that saw numerous states on fire and a horrific loss of lives and wildlife.
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🧡 Power to the people! We're so proud to announce that YOU have raised more than $9.5 million towards national bushfire relief. A passionate sold-out audience of 75,000 fans at Sydney's ANZ Stadium enjoyed 9.5-hours of stunning performances from international and Australian superstars at #FireFightAustralia. THANK YOU ALL! 📷 @jessgleeson
Speaking with Kyle and Jackie O about the bushfire relief concert, Ronan told us that he was left absolutely heartbroken to see what Australia was going through recently.
Despite living thousands of miles away, he knew that he had to do something to help those suffering Down Under.
“You are an honorary Australian after all so it was great to see you on stage there,” Kyle told his frenemy Ronan, putting their hilarious feud on pause for a moment to actually give Ronan some praise.
“Because you’ve lived here on and off so much, it must’ve kicked you right in the guts as well over there right?”
“It was heartbreaking to see it,” Ronan told us. “I mean the stuff that was on social media and some of the photographs that came back was insane. You can’t fathom it.”
Ronan told us that what really made the impact of the fires hit home was when he found out just how large the area was that was burning.
“Somebody put a post up saying to people in England, you know, it’s the equivalent of half of England that’s on fire,” he explained. “And when you kind of put it into perspective like that people start to realise just how massive it was.
“Because we’re 12,000 miles away and it’s very easy for people to just ignore what’s going on. And vice versa,” Ronan added. “Anyway, I was delighted to be here.”
Speaking about the actual Fire Fight Concert yesterday, Ronan told us that it was an unbelievable experience.
“Did you have fun?” Jackie asked.
“Yeah unbelievable,” he replied.
It truly was a concert like no other with acts like Queen and Adam Lambert, 5SOS, Guy Sebastian, John Farnham, Olivia Newtown John and many others playing at the stadium.