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'Hangover' Star Ken Jeong Gives Emotional Tribute to Wife at MTV Movie Awards

2010 MTV Movie Awards - Show
Ken Jeong accepts the WTF award onstage at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Ken Jeong (Getty Images)In perhaps the first time we've ever seen someone get emotional after winning an MTV Movie Award, The Hangover star Ken Jeong took a moment to pay tribute to his wife Tran, who recently battled and overcame breast cancer.

After accepting the award on behalf of his "penis," Jeong abruptly became serious, saying: "Todd Philips and Bradley Cooper helped me through a really difficult time when my wife was going through breast-cancer treatment," said Jeong, 40, who won an award for "Best WTF Moment." "The reason why I did this is that she taught me that life is short, and don't be afraid to take chances."

Speaking to reporters after his win, Jeong said: "She is the brave one, my best friend, my inspiration. I’m just really grateful. Todd Phillips is a great friend, and Bradley Cooper is a really good friend. In all seriousness, they got me through a really tough time and I don’t think everyone knows what great guys Todd and Bradley were. They’re great. She’s cancer free for two years now. This whole night is actually celebrating her.”

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