The event, hosted by Anderson Cooper, raised $2 million for John’s AIDS Foundation, and saw the likes of Brooke Shields, Sandra Lee, Bridget Moynahan, Julie Brown, RuPaul, Courtney Love, Cheyenne Jackson, Lance Bass, Michael Turchin, Judith Light and Asher Monroe.
I think we used to hang out and do drugs together many years ago – if I could remember when [Fleetwood Mac's] Tusk came out,” John jokingly told Rolling Stone. “We’ve never asked her to do anything. The last few years, we’ve had R&B performers, and they’ve been brilliant. We thought, let’s just go the other way this year and ask Stevie, and she said yes, so we’re so thrilled.”