The Billboard Music Awards performance is the singer’s first since he and his wife lost their baby boy.
John Legend has returned to the stage for his first performance since he and his wife learned of their loss, and it was an emotional moment for viewers. The singer performed his song “Never Break” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, but before he began, Kelly Clarkson shared a few words about her friend.
“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.” Clarkson added, “My heart, obviously all of 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.”
Then, Legend said, “This is for Chrissy,” before belting out his tune. Check out a clip of his performance below.