Manchester: Grammy Award winning singer Justin Bieber fought back tears during a short speech after performing acoustic versions of “Love yourself” and “Cold water” at the One Love Manchester concert.
In a voice choked with emotion, the “Purpose” hitmaker told the audience on June 4 that he wasn’t going to “let go of hope”, and shared some encouraging words from his faith, reports etonline.com.
“God is good in the midst of the darkness. God is good in the midst of evil. God is in the midst, no matter what is happening in the world. And he loves you, and he’s here for you.”
The 23-year-old singer’s speech also paid tribute to the victims and families of the terror attack at American singer Ariana Grande’s Manchester, England, concert on May 22.
“I just want to take this moment to honour the people that were lost, that were taken,” he said.
“We love you so much. To the families, we love you so much. Put both hands up to honour those people right now.”
The benefit concert has been a star-studded and emotional affair, with heartfelt speeches from performers like Pharrell and Miley Cyrus.