John Legend delivered an emotional performance of his hit song ‘Never Break’ at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night.
The 41-year-old sweetly dedicated the moving song to his beloved wife Chrissy Teigen, two weeks after the couple tragically lost their baby boy.
Following his performance, host Kelly Clarkson shared her support for the couple.
She said: “I want to take a moment to talk about a friend who inspires me on the daily. Not only as a musician, a songwriter, but as a human.”
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“John Legend is one of my favorite people on this planet and it’s easy for us all to feel that way about them because 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 added.
Earlier this month, Chrissy and John announced the loss of their baby boy, who they named Jack, just days after she was hospitalised due to excessive bleeding.
In a devastating Instagram post, the TV personality shared photos of her and John mourning the loss of their son in hospital.
She wrote: “We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. 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.”
Chrissy 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.”
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“Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you.”
“We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience.”
“But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it,” she added.