“We had to make this emergency landing and the first person that I called was Taylor, because he was already at the festival,” Cyrus told the crowd, referring to her airplane being forced to land unexpectedly after being struck by lighting in a storm.
“That would’ve been a time that I would’ve gone to see my friend, and I didn’t, so it makes me really sad,” Cyrus continued, voice shaky and eyes full of tears. “I would’ve done anything to hang out with him one more time.”
“I know that I get on stage, and anytime that I get to play with my band – which if anything ever f–king happened to any of them it would f–king kill me, so I couldn’t imagine how the Foo Fighters feel today,” Cyrus continued, before dedicating her performance of her song "Angels Like You" to the late rocker.
As OK! previously reported, Hawkins was found dead in his Bogota hotel room on Friday, March 25, after complaining to staff that he was having chest pains. Medical services were called, but the drummer had passed away by the time ambulances arrived.
Police initially theorized the death may be connected to drug use, and it was later confirmed that medical examiners had found traces of ten different drugs in his system in the autopsy.
"Colombia’s National State Prosecution Service can confirm the following after the initial autopsy on the body of Taylor Hawkins," the statement read. "That in the toxicology test on Taylor Hawkins’ urine ten types of substances were preliminarily found, including marijuana, tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opioids."
The autopsy also revealed the Foo Fighters drummer's heart weighed "at least 600 grams", nearly double the average size for a 50-year-old man. Although cause of death has not yet been officially determined, it is believed the late rocker passed away after suffering "cardiovascular collapse."