Pass the Kleenex! Jason Aldean just covered Tom Petty to honor those who died in the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip and it was so touching!
We knew that Saturday Night Live was planning something special to pay tribute to the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 and they just knocked it out of the park! Jason Aldean, 40, dropped by to honor those who tragically died by performing a rousing cover of Tom Petty‘s “Won’t Back Down.” As fans know, Petty died just one day after the horrific shooting. So moving. Check out more photos from Season 43 right here.
“I’m Jason Aldean, this week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” he said. “Like everyone, I’m struggling to figure out what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. They’re our children. Parents. Brothers. Sisters. Friends. They’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them: we hurt for you and we hurt with you. You can be sure that we’re going to walk through these tough times together every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.”
As we previously reported, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Fest on Oct. 1, killing 58 and injuring hundreds before taking his own life as law enforcement broke into his room at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Vegas Strip. Although officers have spoken with Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley since the attack, there’s still no answers on what exactly motivated him to take the lives of dozens in one horrific act.
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