AceShowbiz - Adam Lambert and Queen paid musical tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando during their headlining set at a U.K. music festival over the weekend. Taking the Isle of Wight stage on Sunday night, June 12, they performed the band's "Who Wants to Live Forever" and dedicated it to those affected by the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub on Saturday morning.
"This song is dedicated to those who lost their lives last night in Orlando, Florida, and anyone who has been a victim of senseless violence or hatred," Lambert, who's been fronting the legendary group at live concerts, told the crowd. Later, he launched into a flawless rendition of the 1986 Queen song under the laser lights.
The Orlando incident, deemed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, killed 50 people and injured 53 others. Following his performance, Lambert helped raise funds for the victims by posting on Twitter a link to a GoFundMe page.
"The horrible tragedy in Orlando is BOTH a terrorism AND gun control issue," he wrote in another post. "It is also a horrendous hate crime. It sickens me to see commentary in my own feed of people over how to classify or politicize it."
"This is not a Democratic or Republican issue. This is not just an LGBTQ issue. This is a HUMAN issue. 50 lives were lost. Let's make sure we pay our proper respects first and foremost. Please do what you can to help the families of the victims. We need to mourn and to process," he added.
Please Donate https://t.co/mjIS1twaUY— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 13, 2016