Fantasia dedicated her show-stopping performance at the BET Awards Sunday night to her younger brother, who was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle crash in 2017.
Before the singer took to the stage to perform “Enough” at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, she told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet that she would be thinking of her younger brother, Xavier Barrino, as she belted out her newest single.
Fantasia also revealed in that interview an encouraging update on her brother’s recovery.
“My little brother, who got into an accident not too long ago, he’ll be walking soon,” the R&B singer said.
“He had his last surgery, and I believe this is when he’ll get up and walk, so I’m dedicating my performance to him tonight,” Fantasia continued.
Barrino was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017 and was told by doctors he would struggle to learn how to walk again. Last year, he stood up for the first time since the accident, and it looks like he continues to make progress.
Since his accident, Fantasia has been by her brother’s side during his hospitalization and rehabilitation, documenting his progress and asking her fans for their continued support. She has called the process a “long and hard journey” for her family.
But with the great news of Barrino’s improvements, Fantasia knew she would give her all to a performance dedicated to him.
“I think [it’ll make me emotional],” she told ET. “And it’s going to make me sang. Not sing, but sang.”
And she did! Check out her moving performance below: