Watch: Miley Cyrus breaks down in tears while performing ‘Wrecking Ball’ during Super Bowl 2021 pregame show

Miley Cyrus took to stage during a TikTok Tailgate Super Bowl 2021 pregame show on Sunday afternoon.

Cyrus donned a cheerleader uniform in order to celebrate the kickoff of the football game.

Wearing a black and hot pink cheerleader-style skirt and top with matching kneepads and heeled boots, Cyrus gave an enthralling performance, singing tracks including Nine Inch Nails' 'Head Like a Hole', Dolly Parton's 'Jolene', and 'Heart of Glass' by Blondie, among others.

The 28-year-old singer, who headlined the event, also performed hits like 'High' and 'Edge of Midnight' from her 2020 album 'Plastic Hearts', and past singles including 'We Can't Stop'.

While performing the 2013 song "Wrecking Ball," she broke down and had to stop singing for a while.

Her voice cracked as she sang "Don't you ever think, I just walked away, I will always want you." She took a couple of seconds to compose herself and completed the song.

Explaining her meltdown, she said, “I wear a lot of glitter and I wear a lot of armour, but I also wear my heart on my sleeve, and it gets broken a lot.”

For the unversed, Cyrus split from Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth in August 2019, less than a year after they exchanged vows.

The star got engaged to Hemsworth in May 2012, but they split in September 2013 before reuniting in 2016.

Despite the couple going their separate ways, Cyrus says she has no hard feelings for Hemsworth.

"I really do and did love him very, very, very much and still do, always will," she said on The Howard Stern Show.

After her split, Cyrus dated Kaitlynn Carter and then Cody Simpson, before parting ways. "Two halves can't make a whole," she said at the time of her split with Simpson.

TikTok Tailgate was a pregame event for the 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers who were invited to attend at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium in Florida.

Other singers who joined Cyrus were Joan Jett and Billy Idol.

During the performance, Cyrus called out the names of some of the healthcare groups in attendance, saying "the dedication of this song could never repay you for your services."

Cyrus also gave a shout-out to Britney Spears . "We love Britney," she said while adding the singer's name to the lyrics of the 2009 hit track 'Party in the U.S.A'.

Singer-songwriter The Weeknd kick-started the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show by giving a monumental performance.

Over the years, many singers have performed at the star-studded show. The Weeknd follows previous performers including Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.

The national anthem was performed by H.E.R., "America the Beautiful" was sung by country artist Eric Church and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, and a poem recited by youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging worldwide, Super Bowl 2021, which only 25,000 fans were allowed to attend, had certain safety measures in place—nearly 30,000 cardboard cutouts placed in a 66,000-seat stadium.

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