The singer, who grew up in the U.S. territory destroyed by Hurricane Maria, says Leonardo DiCaprio reached out to help, too.
Ricky Martin is asking for everyone's help to raise money to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed the island.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I am from Puerto Rico and right now Puerto Rico is suffering," Martin said on a surprise appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday. "We were destroyed by a hurricane and it's been very difficult right now. There is no water, there is no electricity, there is no food. There is no medicine. There is no diesel for the generators that will make the hospital work. People are dying. So, as a Puerto Rican, as the American that I am, I'm here to ask for your help."
The singer then mentioned Leonardo DiCaprio even called to join his movement since the devastation has restricted Martin from speaking to his brother for five days. The lack of communication makes Martin worried since his father is very sick and can't be flown off the island since the airports are currently closed.
"It's very scary," he said.
DeGeneres felt Martin's pain and and surprised him with an $80,000 check, courtesy of Cheerios and General Mills, to help the singer's relief mission.
Martin concluded that he needs everyone's help so he can buy bottled water, mosquito repellent, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, diapers, canned food, baby formula, pet food, bedding, towels and medicine for victims.
You can help the singer's mission via Martin's donation website, youcaring.com.