Katy Perry was in tears on Thursday's Ellen DeGeneres Show when she surprised Tony Marrero, an Orlando shooting survivor who credits the 31-year-old's song "Rise," with getting him through his hardest days in recovery.
"The lyrics to that song are so powerful," Marrero told host Ellen DeGeneres. "I play it and play it because it is so beautiful."
Marrero suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the back during the tragic mass shooting terror attack inside a gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, but miraculously, none of the bullets touched any major organs or his spinal cord.
The survivor could not contain his tears when DeGeneres introduced him to the pop singer.