John Legend dedicates heart-shattering rendition of his ballad Never Break to wife Chrissy Teigen… after their tragic miscarriage
John Legend dedicated his emotional Billboard Music Awards performance to wife Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday night.
The singer/activist, 41, pulled at the world’s heartstrings during the emotional rendition of his song Never Break.
John’s powerful performance was his first return to the public stage, braving the spotlight just weeks after he and Chrissy suffered a tragic miscarriage.
Powerful: John Legend dedicated his Billboard Music Awards performance to wife Chrissy Teigen, following the family’s tragic miscarriage
Hostess Kelly Clarkson introduced her friend with love, telling the audience: ‘He and Chrissy just have this warm way of inviting us into their world, the highs and the lows.
‘Our hearts go out to you both in this very difficult time and I’m thankful that you continue to share your light and your talent with all of us for the very special performance, possibly my favorite of the night,’ she went on.
Though poised as ever, John’s rendition of the ballad was ripe with feeling.
Though a seasoned performer, audiences could head John’s voice crack as he held back tears mid-song.
Lyrics like ‘Who knows about tomorrow? We don’t know what’s in the stars, I just know I’ll always follow the light in your heart,’ proved especially poignant for the Legend-Teigen family.
Just two weeks ago, Chrissy and John shared their heartbreak with the world when they revealed they lost what would have been their third child halfway through Teigen’s pregnancy.
Powerful: Lyrics like ‘Who knows about tomorrow?’ proved especially poignant for the Legend-Teigen family after the loss of what would have been their third child