"We urge everyone to do whatever they can to help..."

Nick Cave is donating $500,000 to aid those effected by the devastating Australian bushfires.

The fires have raged across huge areas of Australia, with more than 20 people dying during the infernos.

Several million animals have been killed, with the devastation stretching across several states.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been shocked by the ongoing crisis, and have pledged $500,000 to aid the organisations working on the ground.

In a social media post he writes: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the fires destroying our beloved Australia."

Praising the "many organisations carrying out selfless and courageous work" on the ground, the statement finishes: "We urge everyone to do whatever they can to help."

Check out the statement below.

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