LeAnn Rimes joined the Gay
Men's Chorus of Los Angeles on Sunday at their annual Christmas
musical extravaganza titled Comfort & Joy, which was
dedicated to the memory of troubled gay teens who had committed
suicide after being bullied.
The 28-year-old country music legend
first sang Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and All I Want
for Christmas is You in a revealing Santa dress as boyfriend
Eddie Cibirian (CSI:Miami) and family members looked on.
After a dress change, Rimes returned to
the stage holding a single red rose. She became emotional as she
dedicated her final song to gay teens who had been bullied to death.
“It's been an incredible year, but
also a very tragic year for a lot of young gay men and women who have
been taking their own lives because they can't be themselves,”
When she started to choke up, an
audience member yelled out, “We love you!”
“It's really sad when people can't be
themselves,” she added before singing The Rose in a duet
with chorus. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this