The singer and actress apologized to the late-night show host after several delays in a video call on which she had promised to make a big announcement.
On Monday, April 6, 2020, 34-year-old Lady Gaga made an appearance in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (at home edition), on which she explained why she has been so busy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gaga excused herself with 45-year-old TV host Jimmy Fallon for not being able to have their programmed conversation when they originally set it up (twice), telling Fallon that she needed time to finish the details of her announcement.
Lady Gaga is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Arat on May 6, 2019 in New York City. I Image: Getty Images.
Upon picking up the video call by Fallon, Gaga looked ashamed for having left him on hold for nearly a week even though they had set up a date for the pop star to made her appearance, and she apologized repeatedly, saying:
“We weren’t quite ready yet and I appreciate you being so nice about it, thank you. I love your viewers and everyone at home watching.”
Fallon replied to Gaga’s sincere apology by saying how excited he and his team, as well as the public, were, as their expectation about what the singer had to say, which was related to Covid-19.
The awkward video call that Gaga felt sorry for happened on April 1, when Fallon called her in the middle of his show, right after doing the introductory monologue and she had so much going on that she couldn’t really talk to him.
“I can’t, Jimmy,” was Gaga’s response at the time, when an excited Fallon told his viewers that she had something really important to say.
Gaga, who was Facetiming from her home office, where she is quarantining with a team of six people, could be heard discussing things with her “quarantine family” while the phones didn’t stop ringing.
Even though Fallon insisted on getting the “big news” from her, she had no option but to ask the TV host to call her back by the end of the week.
“Friday’s great. I can do Friday. It’s about Covid-19,” Gaga said, leaving us all intrigued. A moment later, the singer called Fallon back to re-schedule the call for Monday.
True to her word, the time finally came for Gaga to let the world know what she had been working on to use her platform to help humanity battle the pandemic, revealing that she had been in talks with the World Health Organization.
Gaga will be curating a virtual show organized by the WHO and Global Citizen titled “One World: Together at Home” as a fundraiser for the Covid-10 Solidarity Response Fund, which has already raised $35 million.
The special, which will be aired on April 18, will feature the likes of Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, John Legend, Alanis Morisette, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and Eddie Vedder.
It also surfaced that Fallon will join forces with fellow late-night show hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert to co-host the TV Special that will be broadcasted by NBC, ABC & CBS among other networks and platforms.