Jimmy Kimmel was in tears at the start of his monologue Monday night as he addressed the “terrible, inexplicable, shocking and painful tragedy” in Las Vegas, also his hometown. The ABC late-night host was still trying to process the events of Sunday night, when a gunman killed 59 people and injured more than 500, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Kimmel regained his composure, but got choked up repeatedly for the next 10 minutes as he talked about the victims. He also had some scathing words about gun control for government officials, including President Trump, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan.
Luke Combs was originally set to perform his song “When It Rains It Pours” to air later this fall, but instead Jimmy Kimmel asked Luke, who was at the Route 91 Harvest Festival if he would come on the show to perform a song to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. He sang his song “Used To You” and I’m going to warn you, it’s going to make you cry... hard.