Watch Miley Cyrus Sing Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ on ‘SNL’ – Variety

Miley Cyrus was the surprise musical guest for the April 25 “At Home” edition of “Saturday Night Live.” The singer performed a cover of Pink Floyd’s classic “Wish You Were Here” while seated fireside and accompanied by Andrew Watt, a noted guitarist, songwriter and all-around hitmaker, who recently recovered from coronavirus and spoke of the frightening experience on social media. The musician now carries antibodies which may have some impact on reacquiring the virus and is donating his blood to further research the makeup of COVID-19.

Cyrus’ raspy take on the iconic song was just what the doctor ordered, so to speak, as she stayed true to the simplicity of the 1975 original but injected it with a somber sense of urgency. No embellishments needed.

Watt also didn’t stray from one of the most recognized melodies in the history of music, but rather translated it to a 12-string acoustic guitar. Having recently collaborated with a diverse array of artists — Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne, 5 Seconds of Summer, Camila Cabello and Dua Lipa, among them — Watt’s next project is executive-producing Cyrus’ forthcoming, yet-to-be-scheduled album.

Watch the performance below.

“SNL” opened its second-ever “At Home” edition with Brad Pitt portraying Dr. Anthony Fauci in a sobering address about coronavirus, but rather than reaching for jokes, the show used its platform to deliver real information about the state of the pandemic.

At the end of the sketch, Pitt pulled off his Fauci wig and thanked the real Dr. Fauci for his “calm and clarity during this unnerving time.” He also thanked the medical workers, first responders and their respective families.

Video courtesy: SNL

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Selena Gomez Opens Up on Bipolar Diagnosis While on Instagram Live With Miley Cyrus

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Amid the life-changing Coronavirus pandemic, more and more celebrities are conducting Instagram Live videos to put on concerts for their fans and interviews with their peers. While it’s been a source of fun entertainment for many, Selena Gomez took a moment to get serious on April 3.

When chatting with Miley Cyrus on IG Live, Gomez opened up about mental health and her bipolar diagnosis in an extremely honest discussion.

“I went to one of the best mental health hospitals in the world, definitely in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed that after years going through a lot of different things, I realized I was bipolar,” the singer candidly explained. “So, when I go to know more information, it actually helps me. It doesn’t scare me once I know it.”

You can watch Selena open up about her diagnosis below.

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“I think people get scared of that, right? And I’ve seen it, I’ve seen some of it even in my own family,” Selena continued. “I’m from Texas. It’s not known to talk about your mental health. You’ve got to seem cool. And then I see anger built up in children, teenagers, or young adults, because they are wanting that so badly.”

After hearing her remarks, fans applauded the songstress for sharing her story. “Thank you, @selenagomez. Let’s prioritize knowledge and learning about ourselves rather than fear or shame,” one fan tweeted. “Living with mental health issues is so hard & for selena to openly admit that she suffers from bipolar is so strong of her. i just wish more people understood the severity of the disorder,” another fan said.

Shout out to Selena for sharing her truth, and for doing so in such a public way so that her fans can connect. We stan an honest and inspiring queen!

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