Gayle King presents Harry Styles with special honor following historic Madison Square Garden residency
Pop superstar Harry Styles got a surprise on the final night of his 15-night residency at Madison Square Garden. To celebrate the historic run-off performance, “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King presented Styles with a special banner on stage Wednesday night.
“We think you’re walking happily, walking happily, walking lovingly and we just want to say to you Harry: ‘We don’t want to say goodnight to you, Harry Styles,'” King said to the actor on stage.
As the fans erupted in cheers, a banner was unveiled and raised in the air, reading “Harry Styles 15”. It will remain permanently in Madison Square Garden and is now one of only four music-related banners currently hanging from the arena’s rafters.
“Things like this don’t happen very often to people like me,” Styles said Wednesday night. “I just want to thank you all.”
Her “Love on Tour” residency ran from August 20 to September 21, with all 15 performances sold out.
MSG Entertainment chairman and CEO Jim Dolan called the feat “a huge achievement” and called Styles “one of the most inspiring artists of his generation”.
“It’s a testament to Harry and his fans that a banner celebrating this incredible feat will hang alongside some of the most legendary performers and athletes in history,” Dolan said in a statement.
King said presenting Styles with the honor was an “out of body” experience.
“You’re looking at Harry and he’s looking at you, I didn’t really think about the crowd, I just thought about him,” she said.