There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Sir Tom Jones made his first public appearance since the death of his wife, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward.
Discussing his new autobiography Over the Top and Back at Hay Festival, a literary celebration in Wales, UK Tombroke down in tears when discussing the passing of his wife from cancer in April.
'It's very difficult, the hardest thing I've ever done in my life,’ Tom told the audience in an emotional speech.
'We were married for 59 years, we knew each other since we were kids. It was fast, she had cancer,’ before adding that after she had died, he realized Mary might have been the most important thing in his life.
The heartfelt discussion clearly resonated with the crowd, as audience members took to Twitter to share the emotional speech.
'Not a dry eye in the house #tomjones #hayfestival,' whilst another added: 'Tom Jones, what a nice man #HayFestival.'