Jared Leto makes a speech on stage at the 2015 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (November 22) in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old actor paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks and talked about his band Thirty Seconds to Mars had recently played at the Bataclan, where the most deadly shooting happened.
“Earlier this year, my band was wrapping up a tour in Europe and we were looking for a good excuse to stop off in one of our favorite cities in the world, Paris. We played an impromptu show in a place called The Bataclan. It was beautiful, peaceful, and unforgettable,” Jared said. “What a difference a day makes. Seven months later, on the evening of November 13th, 2015, that same venue was under siege.”
“One of a series of terrorist attacks on Paris that changed the world forever. 129 innocent people died and another seven billion will forever be scarred by this horrific and senseless tragedy,” Jared continued.
“Tonight, we honor the victims of the unimaginable violence that has taken place in Paris and around the world,” he concluded the speech, which you can watch in full below. “France matters. Russia matters, Syria matters, Mali matters, the United States matters. The entire world matters and peace is possible.”
Jared then introduced an emotional performance delivered by Celine Dion.
Also pictured inside: Jeremy Renner presenting the final award of the night.
Jared Leto Honors Paris Attacks Victims at AMAs 2015
FYI: Jared is wearing Saint Laurent.