Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock and haven’t been on social media the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have been circulating the internet. The Ice Bucket Challenge asks people to either film themselves getting dunked in ice water or donate money to finding a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Many of these videos have included celebrities who have been challenged by each other.
Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi, Bret Michaels, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready are among the many singers and musicians taking part. While the challenge asks that you do one or the other, most celebs taking part are also making a donation and challenging others.
Taylor Swift did her challenge with Heart Of Dixie actress Jaime King during the MTV VMA rehearsals on Saturday (August 17th).
Jon Bon Jovi accepted his challenge from former hockey star Jay McKee and challenged his Bon Jovi bandmates, Tico Torres, David Bryan and Richie Sambora.
“I accept the challenge in honor of my good friend Brett Booge who lost his #ALS battle.”
Rocker Bret Michaels did his live on stage in Milford, CT on Saturday night.
“I’ve received a mass amount of supporters challenging me to take the #ALSIceBucketChallenge,” he writes on Facebook. “I accept the challenge in honor of my good friend Brett Booge who lost his #ALS battle. Thanks to the awesome, record breaking crowd in Connecticut and WPLR 99.1 New Haven for joining me in the fight, raising awareness and I’m now challenging my good friends Official AJ Hawk, Troy Polamalu and as soon as the ribs heal Andrew Mccutche.”
Tim McGraw did his challenge at home with wife Faith Hill filming and his girls dunking him. “You’re next Tyler Perry, Garrett Hedlund & Chris Martin of Coldplay!” he writes.
McCready decided to get creative by doing his challenge on a skateboard.
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley did theirs onstage at a show at the Missouri State Fair on Wednesday night calling out Big Machine Label CEO and founder Scott Borchetta, radio and TV personality Storme Warren and Garth Brooks.
Borchetta accepted and challenged Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore who had previously accepted an earlier challenge.
“Alright Y’all! Here is my #IceBucketChallenge from B-Dub of 98.7 The Bull,” Moore writes. “Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Jen Bielema get ready…you’re next!#StrikeOutALS”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is currently no cure for the disease.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.