Nick Jonas Honors Orlando Victims During Awards Acceptance Speech

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Nick Jonas honored the victims of the Orlando terror attack during his awards acceptance speech.

On Sunday night, at the iHeart Radio Much Music Video awards show the 23-year-old singer accepted the award for International Artist of the Year and paid tribute to the 49 people who were killed at a gay night club in Florida, according to US Weekly.

“It’s been a tough couple of weeks, a lot of hate and violence in the world, but it’s moments like this where we can all come together and celebrate the good times and be full of joy and happiness,” he said. “It’s a beautiful thing so thank you for this.” (RELATED: Nick Jonas: Canceling Shows In NC Over ‘Bathroom Bill’ Was ‘Bold Statement’)

Singer Nick Jonas poses at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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“I dedicate this to all the families and victims of the shootings recently,” he added. “We love you and we have not forgotten.”

Jonas also attended the vigil in New York City after the attack and said in a radio interview that he would do all he could to bring about change.

“I’m humbled and honored to have been able to be part of it in any way and all I can say is I do intend on doing all I can to see a change and I’m proud to be an American,” he said. “We have a responsibility to speak up about things we’re passionate about, regardless of our platform, how many followers we have. I cannot imagine the pain that the families of the victims feel and I humbly say that I’m here to support in any way that I can, and I’m so, so sorry for them.”