- On Wednesday night's broadcast of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, John Legend (opens in new tab) appeared for a performance of his song "Never Break."
- Legend dedicated the song to his wife, Chrissy Teigen (opens in new tab), who recently revealed she had suffered a pregnancy loss.
- Teigen was pregnant with the couple's third child, a boy they were already calling "Jack."
John Legend (opens in new tab) made an appearance at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards (opens in new tab) on Wednesday to perform his song "Never Break." Legend sat solemnly at a piano for the performance, which he introduced simply, saying, "This is for Chrissy."
The dedication comes just two weeks after Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, revealed that she had suffered a pregnancy loss (opens in new tab). Teigen was pregnant with the couple's third child, a little boy they named Jack.
The lyrics of "Never Break" are powerful in any context, but especially in the context of Legend and Teigen's (opens in new tab) recent loss. Some of the lyrics include: "Whenever life is hard / We'll never lose our way / 'Cause we both know who we are / 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 / I'm not worried about us / And I've never been / We know how the story ends."
Fans on Twitter got emotional over the performance, too:
John Legend making me cry I love him & Chrissy so much 😭 #BBMAsOctober 15, 2020
@johnlegend I always love your performances. But sir, this was special, So heartfelt, heartbreaking and beautiful. May God bless you, @chrissyteigen and your family.October 15, 2020
My heart breaks 😭 #BMAS John legend 😫 pic.twitter.com/znzruwqrT7October 15, 2020
Note to self: If you don't want to cry, then don't watch John Legend's "We will never break." I think I broke.October 15, 2020
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