Contact Us

Rihanna Delivers $1.75 Million in Equipment to Barbados Hospital

Simone Joyner, Getty Images

Rihanna understands the importance of giving rather than receiving this holiday season. The ‘Unapologetic’ songstress has pulled a large sum from her bank account to help out a hospital in her native Barbados.

Under the Clara Lionel Foundation — named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite — RiRi, 24, donated three pieces of equipment worth more than $1.75 million to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, also known as QEH. The pop star presented the selfless gift to the hospital during a ceremony, which was held outside the radiotherapy building, renamed the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

“This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the QEH in its continued modernization program,” Rihanna tells E! News. “I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them.”

Clara Brathwaite, whom the ‘Diamonds’ singer affectionately dubbed Gran Gran Dolly, was a beacon of light and inspiration for Rihanna. When she died unexpectedly in July, her granddaughter received ink of the Egyptian goddess Isis — known as the ideal mother, wife and patron of nature and magic — across her lower chest. “Goodbye #grangranDOLLY get your beauty rest until I see you,” wrote the entertainer via Twitter.


Watch Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of TheDrop

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!