BLUR frontman Damon Albarn sobbed on stage in a moment of pure emotion during the band's second sold out show at Wembley Stadium.
The singer, 55, sank to his knees behind his piano after performing Under the Westway, but there was little privacy in the tender moment as he was projected onto the stage's huge screens.
The rapturous audience were deeply moved and many cheered to let their hero know it was okay.
The tears came amid a career-spanning set that had fans and critics in awe.
New material such as St Charles Square and The Narcissist sat comfortably alongside old classics like Tender, Coffee & TV and Park Life.
A celebration of the Britpop legends' three decades as a band, the four-piece were as close and tight a unit as at any time in their history.
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The previous night, Damon told the crowd that playing the iconic stadium was a dream come true.
And with the group's new album – The Ballad of Darren – due for release later this month it feels like a new chapter rather than a grand farewell.
Earlier this year, the band discussed its recording process with The Sun. Bassist Alex James said: “There were moments of utter joy."
Of recording St Charles Square, he said: “I had a little moment. I did most of the bass lying down on a comfortable sofa and it made me stand up, jump up and down. I lost it. It was wonderful."
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The group said they wanted their latest run of tour dates to be stripped back; just four men and their instruments.
Damon said: "We imagine Wembley as us at our purest and most uncomplicated.
“The original intention, not the one you get carried away with once you become a big band."
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