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As Jerry Lewis Says Goodbye To His Telethon, We Count Down The Best Celebrity Telethon Moments

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Celebrities love a good telethon.On Thursday, it was announced that comedy icon Jerry Lewis would no longer serve as Muscular Dystrophy Association’s national chairman.

Along with this news came word that Lewis will not appear at this year’s telethon, for which he is famous for hosting.

While this year’s MDA televised fundraiser is still sure to bring in big names, we took a look back at our favourite performances and unscripted moments from telethons past.

No. 5: Beyonce and Coldplay's Chris Martin team up at the Hope For Haiti telethon.

No. 4: Mega-divas come together to Stand Up 2 Cancer -- Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti, Ciara, and Nicole Scherzinger.

No. 1: The most infamous telethon moment of all -- Kanye West makes Mike Myers really, really uncomfortable.

They would love to be invited to a telethon.

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