Justin Bieber cries during One Love Manchester performance: 'I won't let go of hope'


Justin Bieber has a message of hope.

It's not just the people in the audience at Sunday's One Love Manchester concert that were emotional; some of the performers on stage were, too. And that was true for Bieber, who fought back tears during a short speech after performing acoustic versions of "Love Yourself" and "Cold Water."

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In a voice choked with emotion, the "Purpose" singer told the audience he wasn't going to "let go of hope," before sharing some encouraging words from his faith. "God is good in the midst of the darkness; God is good in the midst of evil. God is in the midst, no matter what is happening in the world. And he loves you, and he's here for you."

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with The Children's Choir during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Ariana Grande performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Little Mix perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with The Children's Choir during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Katy Perry performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs during the 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson for One Love Manchester - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage with apl.de.ap (L) will.i.am (2nd L) and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus (R) and Pharrell Williams perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Niall Horan performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Robbie Williams performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. General view of the crowd in this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. General view of the crowd in this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
Women arrive at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground ahead of the One Love Manchester tribute concert in Manchester on June 4, 2017. Nearly two weeks after a deadly suicide bombing at her concert in Manchester, US star Ariana Grande is planning to press ahead with a charity gig later on June 4, despite a terror attack on the streets of London. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert Ariana Grande performs on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
A music fan hugs a police officer as fans leave Old Trafford Cricket Ground following the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the families of the victims of the May 22, Manchester terror attack, in Greater Manchester on June 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony Devlin (Photo credit should read ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs during the 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson for One Love Manchester - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Pharrell Williams (L) and Marcus Mumford perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Scooter Braun (C) speaks on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Imogen Heap performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus (R) and Pharrell Williams perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Jesy Nelson (L) and Perrie Edwards of Little Mix perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Justin Bieber performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Miley Cyrus performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the One Love Manchester concert at Old Trafford Cricket Club on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew McNulty/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Liam Gallagher (L) and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (R) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Mac Miller (L) and Ariana Grande perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (L) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (L) and dancer on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande and Chris Martin perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande (R) and Miley Cyrus perform on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ariana Grande performs on stage during the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/One Love Manchester/Getty Images for One Love Manchester)
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The 23-year-old singer's poignant speech also paid tribute to the victims and families of the terror attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester, England concert on May 22. "I just want to take this moment to honor the people that were lost, that were taken," he said. "We love you so much. To the families, we love you so much. Put both hands up to honor those people right now."

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