Usher Thanks Fans For Recent Show Of Support During Personal Difficulties - Audio

3 September 2012, 08:11 | Updated: 3 September 2012, 08:14

The 'Scream' singer says his iTunes Festival 2012 performance was for all his followers.

Usher has thanked his fans for supporting him over the course of his lengthy music career and for sticking with him through "the hardest times" as well as the good.

The 'Climax' singer opened the iTunes Festival 2012 this month (1st September) with a performance at the Camden Roundhouse in London, and says a rendition of his David Guetta collaboration 'Without You' was done in tribute to fans for sticking by him in recent times.

"Absolutely man. I appreciate each and every one of those," Usher revealed to Capital, regarding recent support for the star on Twitter. "Which is why I performed 'Without You' to my fans last night.

"It was intended to be a very intimate moment, just to say thank you for all of their support," Usher explained. "You know, my fans are just loyal.

"They've been there with me through the hardest times, they've been there with me through my greater times."

At the end of July Usher suffered a family tragedy when his 11 year-old stepson Kyle Glover passed away after a accident during a family holiday.

Check out a picture of Usher performing live at the iTunes Festival 2012 below:

Usher had taken a break from the spotlight for several weeks but recently confirmed that 'Dive' will serve as the next single from his US number one album 'Looking 4 Myself'.

Listen to Usher telling Capital FM's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about how much his fans mean to him below:

Usher thanks fans for their loyal support...