Pitbull lends private jet to Puerto Rico cancer patients

Pitbull has given cancer patients in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico the use of his private jet so they can fly to the US to receive treatment amid the devastation on the Caribbean island.

The 36-year-old rapper loaned his plane to transport people from the Caribbean island, which has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, to the US where they can undergo chemotherapy treatment.

He told PEOPLE: "Thank God we're blessed to help. Just doing my part."

Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez thanked Pitbull for his kind gesture.

In a translated Spanish tweet on Twitter, she wrote: "Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo (sic)"

The natural disaster has caused intense flooding, ripped roofs from homes and has left all of the island's 3.5 million population without power.

Several other stars have also helped out in the relief effort, including Jennifer Lopez, who has pledged $1 million to help victims, and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

Jennifer said: "Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean."

Following her comments, baseball player Alex thanked everyone who has helped out with the relief effort in a post on his Instagram account, including the 'On The Floor' hitmaker's ex-husband Marc Anthony.

He wrote: "Thank you @MLB, Rob Manfred, @yankees Hal Steinbrenner and @mcuban for teaming with me, @jlo & @marcanthony to help out #PuertoRico #ReliefEffort (sic)"

Last week, the singer - who has nine-year-old twins Max and Emme with Marc - revealed she hadn't heard from some of her family members on the island and urged others to donate to the cause.

She said in an Instagram video: "What's on my mind is what's going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief. Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there.

"What's foremost on my mind and many others is trying to figure out the best way to help.

"Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Areizaga. Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean."

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