The Boss brought in the bucks.

Friday's Hurricane Sandy telethon,presented by the Red Cross and NBC Universal, and featuringperformances by Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera andothers, raised $23 million to support victims impacted by HurricaneSandy.

"We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouringof support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy,"American Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer said in astatement. "Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are anextraordinary example of how the American people pull together in timesof disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need,and we urge the public to continue to give."

Hosted by Todayshow anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon also featured performances byBilly Joel, Sting, Aerosmith and Mary J. Blige. Kevin Bacon, JimmyFallon, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams and DannyDeVito dropped by to lend support.

NBC's Hurricane Katrina telethon raised $40 million in 2005.