Bruno Mars Breaks Silence on His Mother's Death

Bruno Mars PR Portrait Three - H 2012
James Mooney

Bruno Mars PR Portrait Three - H 2012

Bruno Mars has broken his silence on the loss of his mother, Bernadette Hernandez, who died Saturday of a brain aneurysm.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, the superstar singer wrote: "So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life. Ill [sic] be back on my feet again soon. Thats [sic] what mom wants, she told me."

A Hawaii resident, Hernandez, 55, was a former hula dancer and singer who immigrated to the United States from the Philippines and had nurtured her son’s interest in entertainment.

The Grammy-winning Mars is slated to kick off a world tour on June 22 in Washington, D.C.