A tearful Madonna has stopped mid-performance to deliver an emotional speech on the Paris terror attacks.
“There is power in unity, and I do believe, as much chaos and pain and senseless violence and terrorism that occurs around this world — not just in Paris — there is more goodness in this world,” she said, becoming visibly emotional at several points during the ten-minute speech.
Madonna admitted that she almost canceling her performance that evening before thinking better of it. “Why should I give that to them? Why should I allow them to stop me?” she added, to thunderous applause, leading into a moment of silence she ended with an acoustic rendition of (what else?) “Like a Prayer.” Watch the clip here.