While singing Michael Jackson‘s hit song “The Way You Make Me Feel,” with John Legend, R&B legend Stevie Wonder became so overcome with emotion that he broke down and nearly cried right in the middle of a nationally televised live performance.
The emotional breakdown occurred on-stage at the Rock and Roll 25th Hall of Fame Anniversary Concert — which aired on HBO this weekend. Wonder was singing Jackson’s, “The Way You Make Me Feel” — when Stevie, still distraught by the death of his good friend, suddenly chokes up, hunches over and puts his face in his hands … while the music continues to play.It all goes down around 1:35 into the clip.
Stevie eventually pulls himself together and finished the song — and ultimately received a hug from John Legend and a huge ovation from the crowd.
Aww Stevie! You’re not alone. Nearly 6 months later and Michael not being here still shocks us too. Cry on brother… Continue reading for the clip!