Billy Joel donated all the profits from a New York concert to an animal shelter.
The 'Uptown Girl' hitmaker has been hailed a ''hero'' by Beth Stern - the wife of controversial U.S. DJ Howard Stern - after he gave the proceeds from his Madison Square Garden birthday show in May to help her with Bianca's Furry Friends, a facility at the North Shore Animal League America in the city that will provide a cage-free home for shelter cats and dogs.
She told Social Life magazine: ''Billy is my hero. Howard and I call him 'Saint Billy.' Because of his huge donation, we are on target to break ground next spring!''
Beth also revealed Billy, 65, and his girlfriend Alexis Roderick have adopted two rescue dogs.
--From AZ Central