NEW YORK (CBS) The MTV Movie Awards ceremony was full of surprises and showstoppers, as expected, but none as touching as that of actor Ken Jeong's sudden, heartwarming tribute to his wife.
The 40-year-old actor drew laughs early in the show when he sang a cheeky rendition of "Stu's Song" atop a piano in a skin-tight leotard with "Hangover" co-star Ed Helms. Then accepted the Golden Popcorn for "Best WTF Moment" for his hilarious performance as Korean crime boss Mr. Chow, popping out of a car trunk naked in front of a stunned Bradley Cooper.
On stage accepting the award, the actor was excited and joyful. He took the time to thank the voters for the honor as well as giving "shoutouts" to the man who discovered him, his family, the cast of "Community" and his cast mates on "The Hangover."
But then Jeong's playful oration took a touching turn: "I want take the opportunity to thank my wife Tran ... Todd and Bradley Cooper, who actually helped me through a really difficult time when my wife was going through breast cancer treatment," said Jeong, tearing up as his wife looked on from the audience."The reason why I did this is that she taught me that life is short, and then don't be afraid to take chances," he said.
"I just want to tell you that Tran is cancer-free for two years," he ended. The crowd loudly cheered in response.
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