Helene Fischer on stage comeback to the Ukraine war: “It breaks my heart”

Updated on 03/27/2022 at 5:36 p.m

  • She’s finally back on the Schlager stage: Helene Fischer is celebrating her comeback.
  • In a casual black outfit, she wowed the audience at the “Snowpenair” music festival in Switzerland.
  • The performance is clouded by the war in Ukraine, which Fischer also commented on.

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Singer Helene Fischer, who was born in Russia, expressed herself at her first concert after a long break, visibly moved, about the war of aggression in Ukraine. “It breaks my heart to see that,” said Fischer at the “Snowpenair” festival on Sunday in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Helene Fischer
Finally back on the Schlager stage.

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“Every day the images of families torn apart; of fathers, brothers, soldiers, husbands who have to die. Of women who have to flee.” On her top, the 37-year-old wore a small bow in the national colors of Ukraine – blue and yellow, and the stage was also illuminated in the colors, as can be seen on a video that was available to the German Press Agency. “In my acute situation, it takes me even more. I’m incredibly emotional right now, built very close to the water,” she continued. “I just want to send a sign of solidarity.” Fischer was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in 1984, but came to Germany with her family when she was a small child.

“I absolutely despise what is going on and especially this one human being. I think you know who I am talking about. This one man who has too much power.” Maybe the fans wanted to give something back after this beautiful day together and make a small contribution and donate or help, Fischer said to the applause of the audience. Then she sang Marius Müller-Westernhagen’s hit “Freiheit”.
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