Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live began on a somber note. Host Andy Cohen delivered an emotional yet ultimately inspiring message in the wake of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left at least 50 people dead and more than 50 injured early Sunday morning.
“Hey everybody, I’m Andy Cohen, live in the Bravo Clubhouse on what is yet another incredibly painful night for many Americans," the emcee opened Sunday night's episode of WWHL (clip above). "The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, like other gay clubs, was a place where people went to not just feel like they could freely be themselves but to find community and safety. And to have that freedom shattered by the most deadly mass shooting in our country’s history is unfathomable. Tonight, our hearts are with the families and friends of those who were killed or injured."
The WWHL host also motivated viewers to remember what's important and to stay strong during this difficult time. "This month is Pride Month for the LGBT community, and as we have been so brutally reminded today, it’s about more than parties and parades. It is also a celebration of our civil rights," Andy continued. "There are people who wish we did not exist, but we do, and it is with a great deal of pride that this gay American is going to try and put a smile on your face at the end of a sad day in this Clubhouse where everyone is welcome and everyone is loved.”
Andy also spoke out about the tragedy on social media throughout the day.