British crooner and all-round sweet guy Robbie Williams has broken down on stage while performing in Manchester last night.
Video has been posted on Twitter from the concert at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, where Williams was performing in front of 50,000 people just weeks after a suicide bombing claimed 22 lives at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.
After Williams dedicated his hit ‘Angels‘ to the victims of the bombing, the footage shows him doing his best to get out the first few phrases of the song, before stepping away from the microphone, overcome with emotion. The crowd, though, rises to the occasion.
— Dan Sparrøw (@DecodeDan) June 2, 2017
A tearful Robbie Williams struggles to sing “Angels” – after dedicating it to the victims and families of the Manchester attacks pic.twitter.com/mC9jQuj8tU
— Stuart Rowson (@StuartRowson) June 2, 2017
Respect to Mr Robbie Williams – couldn’t hold back the tears for the Manchester Victims pic.twitter.com/rTJYW75vLC
— debbie clucas (@roversdeb) June 3, 2017
He also led the crowd in a version of his song ‘Strong‘, changing the lyrics to “Manchester, we’re strong“.
— Paul ‘Tyronnster’ (@Tyronnster) June 2, 2017
He’ll be back in Manchester with Take That for the Ariana Grande benefit concert next weekend.
Image: Twitter / @roversdeb.