Bon Jovi joined CBS’ “Celebrating America” event following Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday night
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined CBS’ primetime post-inauguration special Wednesday to sing a cover of The Beatles’ 1969 hit “Here Comes the Sun” and his performance immediately had social media in stitches.
This evening’s performances were all pre-recorded and the concert was hosted by “News of the World” star (and coronavirus survivor) Tom Hanks. Bon Jovi was the first act in a star-studded lineup that included the Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.
The 58-year-old New Jersey rocker performed his rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” from a pier in Miami, and one thing viewers were quick to joke about was that the setting was ironically cloudy. People tried to identify the pier he was performing from, and one reporter remarked, “Jeez, even Bon Jovi has moved to Miami.”
Some people made comments about Bon Jovi’s hair — his flowing silver locks reminded some viewers of one of the Golden Girls. “Jon Bon Jovi putting out strong Bea Arthur vibes,” one Twitter user said, referring to the actress who started playing Dorothy Zbornak on “Golden Girls” in 1985.
While a few people poked fun at Bon Jovi’s looks, other viewers said they thought the “Blaze of Glory” singer looked pretty good. “Jon Bon Jovi looks like what Bill Clinton thinks he looks like,” CNN correspondent and “United Shades” host W. Kamau Bell tweeted.
Even Iranian wrestler Iron Sheik (whose real name is Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri), weighed in on the performance and seemed to be a fan. “I CAMEL CLUTCH JON BON JOVI IN A BED OF ROSES,” he tweeted in all caps during the performance, referring to his signature wrestling move in the ring.
Of course, plenty of people did enjoy Bon Jovi’s performance, and his choice of a sentimental song had many taking to Twitter to say they were tearing up watching it.
Watch the performance here — and check below to see more reactions to the performance during CBS’ “Celebrating America” event and concert.
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