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Miley Cyrus - wrecking ball #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/u8oGYKViFT
- rgarza (@rosbelgarza25) February 7, 2021
The 28-year-old musician was performing at the Super Bowl LV TikTok Tailgate Concert alongside a live band when she broke down in tears singing the song, which was written about her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth.
Miley, wearing a black and purple cheerleader outfit, started the song off in typically boisterous fashion, but became emotional towards one of the more sombre bits towards the end, admitting that she struggles to sing the song since the break-up of her marriage.
During the performance, she dropped her head and was clearly struggling to perform. She wiped away her tears and admitted: "Singing that song, 'Wrecking Ball', about feeling completely broken and shattered... everyone's suffering is different, even everyone's threshold of pain.
"I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armour, and I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot."
She then went on to perform another emotional song, this time her hit 'The Climb'.
It wasn't all emotional though, during the set, Miley also tailored a version of Toni Basil's American anthem 'Hey Mickey' to include her own name, and was joined on stage by 80s rocker Billy Idol for a version of his hit 'Night Crawling'.
She also covered 'Jolene' in an apparent tribute to her godmother, Dolly Parton.
Imagine having Dolly Parton as a godmother.
The concert was broadcast in part on CBS, but could also be watched in full over on the NFL's official TikTok account.
The concert was attended by some healthcare workers who have been on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the USA and had been given their Covid-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, in the actual game, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers overpowered Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City Chiefs, meaning that Brady beat his own record as the oldest ever Super Bowl winning quarterback at the age of 43.
Brady also extended his Super Bowl record to seven wins, and became one of the only two quarterbacks to win with two different teams.
The half-time show featured a scattergun performance of hits by The Weeknd, who also launched the internet into a frenzy of memes after he wandered around in a mirrored corridor looking as if he was trying to find his way out of an Ikea superstore.
Just a normal evening over in the good 'ol US of A, then.