RICKY Martin is “fighting” to help the people of Puerto Rico after the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria.
The 45-year-old musician flew to the Caribbean island earlier this month to help bring vital supplies to the 3.4 million islanders without power and thousands more who were left homeless by the catastrophic storm.
And now, Ricky – who was born in the island’s capital San Juan – has revealed he “doesn’t sleep” because he is too busy trying to figure out ways to help the victims, and says he wants to bring “love and hope” to the people of the island.
The ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ singer told Us Weekly magazine, “What you see on television doesn’t do justice to the reality of Puerto Rico. We are still dealing with four million US citizens who still have no power, no medicine, no baby formula, no diapers after 15 days since this happened.
“People are dying. I talked to victims who had to bury relatives in the backyard because no help came until after 10 days. It is a nightmare but I want to celebrate because people from all over the world are saying, ‘We want to help.’
“I don’t sleep, I’m in creative mode trying to see how we can bring love and hope to my people in Puerto Rico. We are alive. Even though we lost everything, we didn’t lose hope, we are smiling, and we’re fighting for what needs to happen for Puerto Rico to be back to what it was.” – BANG!