Hollywood pop star Madonna nearly broke down on the stage during her concert at Stockholm where she opened up about the recent Paris attacks. The singer gave a very heartwarming speech about the recent incident that took place in the beautiful city of Paris where hundreds were killed in the name of terrorism. Madonna revealed that she was about to cancel her show but decided not to give terror the power to cease her freedom and stop her from being united with her fans.
Madonna took the center stage and in a moment of spur started speaking about the attacks. She stated, “It’s been very hard for me to get through this show up to this point and not forget about what happened last night. So I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy, the tragic killings, assassinations, and the senseless ending of precious lives that occurred last night in Paris.”
Madonna went on to talk about how she felt guilty about performing that night. She added, “It has disturbed me all day and it has been really hard to actually get through this show because in many ways I feel torn like why am I up here dancing and having fun? When people are crying over the loss of their loved ones. However, that is exactly what these people want to do. They want to shut us up, they want to silence us, and we won’t let them, we will never let them! Because there is power in unity and I believe that as much chaos and pain, senseless violence and terrorism that occurs around this world and not just in Paris, as much as that does occur, there is more goodness in this world.”
“We are here to prove it. I was going to cancel my show tonight but then I thought to myself ‘Why should I give that to them? Why should I allow them to stop me? And to stop US, from enjoying freedom,’” the singer stated. Madonna gave a splendid performance on the song Like A Prayer that she sung as a tribute to the Paris attacks. Watch her speech here.