The first day of Disney’s annual D23 Expo was a big day for Weird Al Yankovich.
The singer/songwriter made his return to the Disney theme park and performed in the first live performance of his new album “Weirdness” at the Disney-Pixar-owned park.
The show was the first time he has performed since he was hospitalized in late January, and he even managed to play his favorite songs.
“I didn’t want to be out there,” he told the crowd in a video posted by his official Facebook page.
“It was very surreal to be able to perform and perform, and be able come back.
I’m happy and relieved to be back.”
He also tweeted about how he’s “not even tired yet.”
It was the biggest show of the year for the world’s biggest music festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Yankins’ appearance was not only the biggest news in D23, but it also became the first major pop act to appear in the park since Kanye West’s “Bound 2.”
Yankin is known for his infectious personality and contagious smile.
He has released more than 500 songs on both iTunes and Spotify, which makes him one of the most popular artists in the world.
But he also has an incredible catalog of albums and singles.
In addition to his hit “Aliens,” Yankic released his latest album, “WTF,” in April.
“Wtf” is a dance-rock record that’s more than just a catchy track.
“We’re going to show the world that Weird Al can be great,” he said in the video.
“If you want to get it, get it!”
The “Worst of Weird Al” video was directed by former Disney executive, Andy Meyer, who previously worked on “Aladdin.”
In the video, Yanki is seen walking through a hallway.
“The reason we’re walking is because I’m scared,” he says in the opening track, “Carry On.”
“And the reason I’m walking is to let you know that I’m not afraid.”
Yankedi’s new album is a collaboration with former Disney songwriter and producer, Chris Ware.
“Cargo,” Yankedin’s newest single, is a track that’s a mix of pop, hip-hop and country.
“A lot of the songs on the record are influenced by my own life,” Yanks told Billboard.
“Like I said, I’m a really happy guy.
I have fun.
I’ve been very fortunate.”
He added that “Wtah” is about the concept of “doing something for someone who’s not there.”
Yanks is currently working on a new album with fellow Disney songwriters and producers, but that will be his first album since the December 2015 hospitalization.
“This time, I was able to get a little more clarity,” he shared.
“And I’m glad I did.
I can say, ‘OK, this is how I’m doing this.'”
He also thanked the staff and fans at the park for their support during his illness.
“Thank you to the staff, the people that love and love me, the fans that have been so supportive,” he explained.
“You’re the reason why I’m here and I want to thank you for it.
And I’m so thankful to be here.”
YANKIANS SHOWDOWN: Watch the video for WeirdAl’s “Catch You Tonight” The “Weld” singer said he has not seen his daughter since the hospitalization, but said that he still wants to be reunited with her.
“She’s just a little bit shy, but she’s so smart and she loves everything that I do,” he added.
“So, I’ll see her at least once a month.”
Yanking is one of several stars and musicians who will perform at the 2017 D23.
Others include: Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Elton John, Elmo, and Snoop Dogg.
The annual event is a celebration of pop culture and music.
Celebrities are expected to attend, as well as entertainers, musicians, dancers, and others who have their own personal experiences with the music, technology, and arts.
Tickets cost $75 for adults, $50 for children ages 12 and under, and $30 for those with disabilities.
Tickets for Disney-owned parks and resorts are also available through Ticketmaster.
For more information on the 2017 Disney D23 showgo, visit d23.com or go to Disney Parks and Resorts.