Kenny Chesney said he has lost his home on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands to the devastation from Hurricane Irma.
While the country singer wasn’t in the area when the storm took place, he told HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade that the destruction in the Virgin Islands is “biblical in nature.”
“It’s just simply gone,” Chesney said of his property. “That place and the people mean so much more to me than my house . . . it’s just devastation. It’s really odd to see such a beautiful place look like a war zone.”
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Upon learning of the devastation in the Virgin Islands, Chesney, 49, created a foundation to help those who lost everything during the hurricane. The singer launched his Love for Love City Foundation over the weekend and has urged fans to donate money to it through his website. He does not specify what the funds will be used for at this time saying, “Give us a few days to figure this out.”
“Pray/send good thoughts to everyone who’s been affected or is in the path of Hurricane Irma,” he wrote on his website. “This is unlike anything they’ve ever seen from St Maartens to St Barths to Puerto Rico then the Caribbean and onto Key West.”
The singer said he is currently in the studio recording music he intends to use to raise funds for the Virgin Islands.