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Steve Harvey breaks down during tribute to his late mother

May 2, 2013 at 2:54 PM ET

Steve Harvey.
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Steve Harvey has never been one to hide his emotions. That's something viewers of his self-titled daytime talk show know well. Back in January, producers gave Harvey a birthday surprise by reuniting him with a long lost friend, and that moment left the comedian-turned-actor-turned-host in tears -- lots of tears.

On the May 6 episode of "Steve Harvey," the waterworks return as the funnyman gets serious talking about his mom.

"You know, when they asked for me to do this, I said I'd take a shot at it," Harvey says in a preview clip. "It's a difficult thing for me."

That's obvious from the moment the segment begins. But with tears streaming, he does his best to honor the woman who died 16 years ago.

"OK. I can only hope that in everything that she's taught me -- somehow she's somewhere watching me -- I hope that I've made her proud of the man that I've turned out to be," Harvey says.

Overcome with emotion, he then walks off stage.

Monday's tribute kicks off a week dedicated to moms on "Steve Harvey." Check local listings for the time and channel.

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