EXO‘s Lay has left everyone feeling incredibly emotional after opening up about his grandmother’s passing and giving a special tribute to her during his Grandline concert.
During Lay’s final Grandline concert in Shenzhen, Lay gave a special performance of his currently unreleased song “Grandmother”. While fans already knew this song was dedicated to his grandmother when he first dropped the teaser a few days ago, they didn’t realize just how special this song was until the concert.
While performing, Lay had everyone tearing up as clips played on-screen including moments showing his strong bond with his grandma. As Lay has always been close to her, fans were feeling very emotional as they watched the clips and heard Lay’s song.
— alicia 🍒 (@solelyixing) December 15, 2019
But the most heartbreaking moment of all was during Lay’s ending ment. During his ment, Lay revealed that his grandmother had always wanted to come to his concerts but never got the chance.
yixing: i want to tell u guys… my grandma is at… my grandma really wants to come & see my concert but there wasn’t a chance to let her come so… i hope this stage that i give to my grandma, grandma can see it. thank you all for coming to see my concert. (cont) pic.twitter.com/U27ZofVg68
— 💫 (@lonlyxing) December 15, 2019
I wanted to tell you guys, my grandma really wanted to come and see my concert but there she didn’t get to. This stage is for my grandma, I hope she can see it.
My grandmother always taught me, everything happens for the best and to let nature take its course. She said that I must always persevere, work hard, and that good people will always live a peaceful life. Thank you, guys. Thank you, everyone. Thank you.
Hearing his words, fans’ hearts were breaking as they realized what Lay was saying about his grandma. Later, Lay Zhang Studios updated their Weibo confirming the heartbreaking news of her passing over the summer.
Fans, meanwhile, have been sending lots of their love and support to Lay and his family while expressing their sorrow over the news as well.
your grandma is so so proud of you, i'm sure. stay strong yixing. we love you and we're here for you ❤ @layzhang
— 큥. (@baekyoong_) December 15, 2019
My deepest condolences to Yixing and his family. Rest in peace, Grandma Zhang. 🕊
— ً (@_preciouwus) December 15, 2019
I fell in love with Yixing more, he opened up a very personal topic. He smiled in front of thousands, despite of the pain he's experiencing. We love a selfless man. You raised a great grandson, Grandma Zhang.#LayGrandLine_SZ_D2#LayZhang #Yixing @layzhang pic.twitter.com/2QcpHRam5W
— 🐝『 𝚊𝚑𝚛𝚎𝚎 』🐶 || 🏴🏳️ || LOOKING 4 MOOTS!! (@sheeplights104_) December 15, 2019
May she rest in peace.