Ciara and Russell Wilson to Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations Through Hour-Long TV Special

To be aired on April 18, 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' will also feature Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and Lin-Manuel Miranda in addition to President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama.

AceShowbiz - Singer Ciara and her sports star husband Russell Wilson are promoting COVID-19 vaccinations in a U.S. TV special featuring the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The celebrity couple will host "Roll Up Your Sleeves" on Sunday night, April 18, with the hour-long show designed to "educate viewers, raise awareness and dispel concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines," according to organizers.

The star-studded event also aims to "inform and encourage those who have vaccination concerns to learn the facts."

U.S. President Joe Biden, former leader Barack Obama and his First Lady Michelle will all be making appearances, as will COVID czar Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will be interviewed by McConaughey on the show.

Other celebrities in the line-up include Billy Crystal, Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Wanda Sykes, Ken Jeong, Shaquille O'Neal, and Charles Barkley.

The hour-long special will be produced by ATTN: About it, the Los Angeles-based media company's co-founder Matthew Segal said, "The ability to get people back to work and kids back in school, getting us reunited with family and friends and attending concerts, sporting events and many other activities we hold dear is contingent upon people getting vaccinated."

Matthew added, "At ATTN: we believe in the power of entertainment to inform audiences, and we're thrilled to partner with NBC, Civic Nation, Walgreens and many great public figures and performers to get out this critical message."

To date, there have been more than 31 million positive cases of COVID-19 across the nation since the pandemic began, with over 560,000 deaths, while more than 66 million Americans - an estimated 20 per cent of the population - have been fully vaccinated so far.

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