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Adam Lambert charity birthday donations raise $82,000

Adam Lambert fans have donated a total $82,000 to charity as part of a fundraising drive in honour of the singer's birthday.

The vocal powerhouse recently celebrated his 31st birthday and he teamed up with the We Are Family Foundation to 'donate' his birthday to the cause.

Fans were encouraged to give money to the foundation in order to get their message included on a massive 'birthday card' for the star.

The charity has now confirmed that over $82,000 was raised as part of the initiative. A statement from the foundation reads:

"Wow...! On behalf of the entire We Are Family Foundation "family", we cannot thank Adam Lambert and his fans enough for their unbelievable support of WAFF! In just over a week, Adam and the fans rallied to raise more than $82,000 in celebration of Adam's birthday and receiving the Unity Award at the We Are Family Foundation Celebration Gala 2.0 on January 31, 2013 in New York. We are honored to welcome everyone into our global family! The money raised will help continue our programs supporting Global Teen Leaders' work around the world! Now, we didn't break the world-record, but that's ok, there's always next year! THANK YOU!"





Watch a birthday message to Adam Lambert below: