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Torres appeals for help after her European tour is hit by coronavirus


Mackenzie Scott, the singer-songwriter who performs under the pseudonym of Torres, has appealed to her fans for help after her European tour is hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Brooklyn-based musician, who is in the middle of a tour which has her scheduled to perform in Zurich, France, Italy and more, is asking for financial help to secure the safety of her and her band.

Having already financially invested in the tour, Torres is asking for people to donate through her Patreon page as she looks to abandon the live dates and purchase emergency flights back to America.

Taking to social media, she wrote: “I’m asking for help getting home, guys. I’m going to lose every penny I made on tour booking emergency flights for my band,” in a post on Twitter.

She added: “Thank you in advance. I’ve never experienced anything like this. Please be well everyone.”

The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 12th, 2020, more than 126,135 cases have been confirmed, of which more than 8,000 were classified as serious.

With more than 4,630 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 110 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.