Piano licked by Miley Cyrus sells at LGBT charity auction for $50,000

Singer also picked up an award for her work with her Happy Hippie foundation

Miley Cyrus attempted to add value to a piano at a recent charity auction by licking it.

Cyrus attended an auction at the LGBT Center in Century City, near Los Angeles, on Saturday (November 7).

Having already received the Vanguard Award at the ceremony, Cyrus joined fellow musician Linda Perry to auction off a signed white grand piano, with the Cyrus-licked item eventually selling for $50,000 (£33,000).

See a photo of the piano above.

Accepting the Vanguard Award for the work done by her Happy Hippie foundation, Cyrus told the audience: “I want all of you to know that I feel beyond grateful to be in a room full of so many people who care so much about others because unfortunately that is way too rare in the world that we live in today”.

“I’m thinking of tonight not as celebrating what we’ve already done but what we’re doing and what we’re going to do in the future.”

See Cyrus’ full speech beneath.

#MileyCyrus’ speech tonight at the #vanguardawards. She’s pretty awesome.

Posted by Marc Malkin on Sunday, 8 November 2015

In June, Cyrus raised £43,000 for an AIDS charity by auctioning Caitlyn Jenner-themed artwork.

Cyrus recently announced that she will tour in support of her recent album ‘Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz’ with The Flaming Lips as her live band. The stint will include a show where Cyrus, her band and the entire audience will all be naked.