Dua Lipa Gets Emotional while her acceptance speech at the 2020 Attitude Awards.
The 25-year-old singer won the Music Award at the 2020 Attitude Awards on November 30. During the award acceptance speech, Dua Lipa gets emotional. The singer asked for support from the public to help people who are suffering from mental health problems during the pandemic.
“Those first few weeks when Covid really took hold were so confusing and it was such a difficult decision to put out music during a pandemic but I decided I would as I hoped this record [‘Future Nostalgia‘] would make people happy and provide some light in a dark time,” the singer said during the speech. “2020 has been a year of devastation and loss and one of learning.
“A lot of my LBGTQ friends have talked to me about what a vulnerable time this was for them and how they relied on the support of their friends to get them through which was particularly important if they don’t feel like didn’t have the support at home,” Dua continued. “For so many Covid has separated them from the support…The mental health implications don’t bear thinking about. For many the loss of hanging out with their friends and their second families and losing their safe spaces, it will have been catastrophic but we are learning to navigate the Covid crisis.
“Many organisations have reported that since the pandemic began the number of LGBTQ people contacting them has doubled.
“Tragically some are reporting an increase in suicides so I am urging all of us, if there is someone you think is vulnerable, someone you think could do with a hug, even if it’s virtual please don’t wait for them to reach out to you,” she added.