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Miley Cyrus fights back tears while performing her hit Wrecking Ball at a Super Bowl concert

Miley Cyrus turned out an emotionally charged performance of her hit single Wrecking Ball at a Super Bowl pre-game concert in Florida on Sunday.

The 28-year-old singer had stepped up to the microphone to perform the 2013 song at the TikTok Tailgate concert when she broke down in tears and needed to stop. 

As she sang the lyrics, ‘Don’t you ever think, I just walked away, I will always want you’, Miley’s voice went quiet and began to crack.

Fighting back the emotion: Miley Cyrus turned out an emotionally charged performance of her hit single Wrecking Ball at a Super Bowl pre-game concert in Florida on Sunday

She then sniffed, before bowing her head and attempting to compose herself for the rest of the song.

‘I came in…’ she began, before trailing off and taking another moment, wiping tears from her eyes as her band played on.

After missing most of the chorus, Miley was finally able to finish the song, explaining her meltdown to the audience.

Crying game: The 28-year-old singer had stepped up to the microphone to perform the 2013 song at the TikTok Tailgate concert when she broke down in tears and needed to stop

Crying game: The 28-year-old singer had stepped up to the microphone to perform the 2013 song at the TikTok Tailgate concert when she broke down in tears and needed to stop

Getting emotional: As she sang the lyrics, 'Don't you ever think, I just walked away, I will always want you', Miley's voice went quiet and began to crack

Getting emotional: As she sang the lyrics, ‘Don’t you ever think, I just walked away, I will always want you’, Miley’s voice went quiet and began to crack

‘I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armour, but I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot,’ she told the crowd. 

Wrecking Ball is widely rumoured to be about her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, who she split from in August 2019 after only eight months of marriage. 

In a candid interview with Howard Stern in December, Miley admitted she still loves the 31-year-old Hunger Games actor ‘very, very much’. 

'I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armour, but I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot,' she told the crowd

‘I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armour, but I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot,’ she told the crowd

Ex factor: Wrecking Ball is widely rumoured to be about her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, who she split from in August 2019 after only eight months of marriage. Pictured together at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in LA in February 2019

Ex factor: Wrecking Ball is widely rumoured to be about her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, who she split from in August 2019 after only eight months of marriage. Pictured together at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in LA in February 2019

The We Can’t Stop singer insisted she will ‘always’ love Liam and said: ‘I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will.’ 

But Miley admitted there was ‘too much conflict’ in their relationship for them to be able to sustain it.  

‘When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting,’ she added. 

Lingering feelings: In a candid interview with Howard Stern in December, Miley admitted she still loves the 31-year-old Hunger Games actor 'very, very much'. Pictured at a movie premiere in LA in August 2013

Lingering feelings: In a candid interview with Howard Stern in December, Miley admitted she still loves the 31-year-old Hunger Games actor ‘very, very much’. Pictured at a movie premiere in LA in August 2013

Miley also spoke about her relationship with the Isn’t It Romantic actor on the Call Her Daddy podcast in August last year, admitting their split felt ‘like a death’.

‘I had a very public, very big breakup that was over a 10-year span of a relationship… It’s like a death when you lose a love that deep. It feels like a death,’ she confessed.

She added: ‘Honestly, sometimes [death] even feels easier because [with a breakup] the person is still walking on the earth.’ 

Opening act: Miley headlined the TikTok Tailgate pregame show at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida

Opening act: Miley headlined the TikTok Tailgate pregame show at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida 

Miley headlined the TikTok Tailgate pregame show at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida.

The singer, who performed for a crowd of vaccinated health care workers, was joined on stage by music icons Billy Idol and Joan Jett during her set.

Miley belted out the lyrics to some of her latest and greatest hits in a skimpy, vinyl cheerleading uniform, complete with zipper detailing and metallic fuchsia accents. 

Legends: The singer, who performed for a crowd of vaccinated health care workers, was joined on stage by music icons Billy Idol (left) and Joan Jett during her set

Legends: The singer, who performed for a crowd of vaccinated health care workers, was joined on stage by music icons Billy Idol (left) and Joan Jett during her set

Riding in: Never one to miss an opportunity to make a grand entrance, Miley road out on stage atop a patriotic-themed motorcycle

Riding in: Never one to miss an opportunity to make a grand entrance, Miley road out on stage atop a patriotic-themed motorcycle 

The peppy get-up consisted of a crop top with criss-cross straps that had ‘FTW’ plastered across the front of it in bold, sparkly fuchsia lettering, as well as a pleated miniskirt.

Miley also had on a set of matching knee pads and a pair of black platform boots with silver buckles on the sides. 

Never one to miss an opportunity to make a grand entrance, Miley road out on stage atop a patriotic-themed motorcycle.  

All dressed up: Miley belted out the lyrics to some of her latest and greatest hits in a skimpy, vinyl cheerleading uniform, complete with zipper detailing and metallic fuchsia accents

All dressed up: Miley belted out the lyrics to some of her latest and greatest hits in a skimpy, vinyl cheerleading uniform, complete with zipper detailing and metallic fuchsia accents 

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