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The television show and FOX, the network it airs on, have announced that they have donated 10,000 surgical masks to New York hospitals.
Ken Jeong, a judge on the show, who also happens to have a medical degree, made the announcement in a video on the show’s official Twitter page on Wednesday.
“Hi, this is Ken Jeong. FOX and ‘The Masked Singer’ have purchased 10,000 FDA-approved N95 surgical masks,” said Jeong, 50. “They arrived in New York yesterday and will be delivered to hospitals in dire need of equipment.”
He continued: “On behalf of everybody on ‘The Masked Singer,’ we are sending all of our love, thoughts and best wishes to all affected by coronavirus aka COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy and love you.”
Fox News has learned that the financing for the masks came from a fund for an Emmy Award season event this spring, which will no longer be taking place.
Ken Jeong, a judge on “The Masked Singer,” has announced that the show has purchased 10,000 surgical masks to donate to New York hospitals.
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Jeong appears in the show alongside fellow judges Melissa McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. “The Masked Singer” airs on Wednesdays at 8/7 C.
Many other Hollywood heavyweights have made similar donations, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has donated $1 million in medical masks and gear to hospital workers.