Watch Jeremy Jordan’s Smashing Performance in Honor of a Young Musician on the Today Show

first_img View Comments Star Files Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan stopped by the Today Show’s fourth hour to sing an encouraging ballad to young musician Ken Conklin January 16. The Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb hosted hour produces a weekly segment: Everyone Has A Story, that features a winner who submits a letter honoring someone close to them who has overcome a major struggle in their life. Smash star Jordan was in attendance to perform an original song by Gifford and David Friedman entitled, “Was I A Trouper, Mom?” written specifically for Conklin. The 25-year-old suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder that does not allow him to produce enough antibodies to fight disease. The singer-songwriter has had further health troubles but continues to find solace in his music. Grab the tissues and check out the video below of a dreamy Jordan (in great voice from 4:15 in) belting out the tune in honor of the Conklin family and Ken’s musical ambitions!center_img Jeremy Jordanlast_img read more