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John Lennon’s son performs ‘Imagine’ for the first time to show support for Ukraine

Julian Lennon performed his father’s “Imagine” for the first time on Friday, saying he was inspired to sing the peace anthem to show his support for Ukraine.

In one the video was shared on his Instagram accountThe 59-year-old singer can be seen singing his late father’s song in a candlelit setting.

Lennon wrote in his post: “The war in Ukraine is an unimaginable tragedy. “As a person and as an artist, I feel compelled to respond in the most meaningful way I can. So today, for the first time, I performed my dad’s song publicly for the first time. I, IMAGINE.”

In the caption, he elaborates on his decision to perform the iconic song.

“Why now, after all these years? – I’ve always said, that the only time I would consider singing ‘IMAGINE’ if it was ‘Doomsday.'” he wrote. “But also because his lyrics reflect our collective desire for peace around the world. Because in this song we are transported to a space where love and togetherness become our reality, if but for a moment…”

“The song reflects the light at the end of the tunnel, which we were all hoping for…” he wrote.

Over the weekend, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy warning about a Russia’s rampage in the east of the countryas civilians rush to flee the area in the face of what many fear could be a devastating new phase in the war.

As a result of the ongoing murderous violence, millions of innocent families have been forced to leave their comfortable homes to seek asylum elsewhere, writes Lennon.

He urged his more than 300,000 followers to donate money to Ukraine, and “stand up for refugees everywhere!”

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