Bruno Mars announces $1-million donation to victims of Flint water crisis

US singer Bruno Mars performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards

US singer Bruno Mars performs at the MTV Europe Music Awards

Bruno Mars is donating $1 million from his MI concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis.

Bruno Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, made the announcement Saturday night during his concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills, according to Isaiah Oliver, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

"I'm very thankful to the MI audience for joining me in supporting this cause", Bruno said in a during the show.

'Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it's important that we don't forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster'. His album, "24K Magic", recently achieved double platinum status, meaning that it has sold two million copies.

Bruno and his tour promoter Live Nation, redirected funds from his show to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint - an organization whose main focus is helping those affected by the water crisis.

In 2014, Flint switched water sources and failed to add corrosion-reducing phosphates, allowing lead from old pipes to leach into the water.