John Legend dedicates heart-shattering rendition of his ballad Never Break to wife Chrissy Teigen… after their tragic miscarriage
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.
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
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.
The Cravings cookbook author revealed the tragic news on social media, telling fans: ‘We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before.
Talking about the medical complications she experienced, Chrissy explained: ‘We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.’
‘We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us.
‘Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever,’ she continued. ‘To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you.’