Following her performance, and subsequent win, at the 2013 Melon Music Awards, Ailee delivered a teary acceptance speech, no doubt triggered by her recent traumatic string of events.

The star performed three songs and was clearly still shaken, but the outpouring of support in the arena was unanimous. With fans chanting her name at the top of their lungs and other artists rising to a standing ovation, the singer managed to finish the awards with a smile.

Ailee, fighting!


No matter what happens, to the fans and people who supported me, believed in me and loved me, thank you and I love you. I'll work harder!"