Jennifer Lopez Explains On-Stage Meltdown

After performing the “last song [she] wrote about love” at the Mohegan Sun casino, newly single Jennifer Lopez suffered an embarrassing bout of waterworks during her set.

Lopez did renditions of some prior hits, including “If You Had My Love” and launched into new song “Until It Beats No More” before the sobbing attack hit. The singer and fellow star Marc Anthony announced their split earlier this year, and the two are parents to twins Max and Emme. While most people who have been through a divorce can relate to the sudden onset of emotion, Lopez’s outburst still made headlines. But the singer was not ashamed, and explained and said that the audience’s reaction salved her pain:

“After I sang the song, I’m standing there, and I realized that I did bare a little bit of my thoughts in this song. I also acted it out, kind of, for the audience. The way they received it was very touching.”

Lopez said she feels that the moment made her more relatable to her fans:

“I think that they felt what I felt, which is, you know, I’m just a girl, just like everybody else, trying to find my way. I felt like they got that, and they understood it, and we were all like one at that moment.”

Lopez says the moment floored her, and she added:

“It was very, very touching. I think they felt that, and I felt it from them. It kind of overwhelmed me.”

The performance was to mark the 15th anniversary of the popular Connecticut casino.