On Sunday night (Nov. 22), Jared Leto introduced Celine Dion's tribute performance to Paris with a emotional speech honoring the victims of last week's terrorist attacks.
"Tonight we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that took place in Paris and around the world," said the Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman. Leto went on to name-check Syria, Mali, France and Russia, while also segueing to a few words about embracing refugees.
"Many of us are the sons and daughters of immigrants," continued Leto, nodding to Steve Jobs and Barack Obama.
Leto's words led to Dion's performance of Édith Piaf's "Hymne à l'amour," which left nary a dry eye in the house. Thirty Seconds To Mars recently performed at Le Bataclan in Paris, where the terrorist attacks took place on Nov. 13.