A day after the tragic deaths in the Christchurch attack, Bryan Adams took a moment to say a word to the victims and their families.
The Canadian singer-songwriter addressed the audience during his Nelson show at Trafalgar Park, saying it was strange to appear on stage following the events.
"I know there's a massive elephant in the room tonight. And we just want to say how incredibly sorry we are to the people in Christchurch, and the victims, and their families."
We're going to forget about it as much as we can and keep our lives moving forward. We can't let these people hold us back.
"I was trying to think of what I could say, and there is no words really for it. It's just...it's horrific."
He then went to dedicate a performance of his song 'Shine a Light' to the victims and their families.
Promoters for Bryan Adams announced the cancellations of his planned concert at Hagley Park this Sunday to show "in solidarity with the victims of the mass murder yesterday".
The announcement came after Bryan's earlier tweet on the day when he said "my heart goes out to all the families of the victims of today's horrific mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand".