WATCH: Chris Martin Covers Linkin Park's Crawling

The Coldplay frontman paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington by transforming the nu-metal anthem into a heartfelt piano ballad at MetLife stadium.

Coldplay and Chris Martin paid tribute to the late Chester Bennington in the States on Tuesday (1 August).

The band took their A Head Full Of Dreams tour to New Jersey's MetLife stadium, where their frontman took to the piano for a moving rendition of Linkin Park's Crawling.

Watch the moving moment in a video posted by Julian T on Instagram: 

According to Billboard, Chris Martin dedicated the performance to "anyone who's missing someone".

However, he had to re-start his rendition after initially messing up the intro, noting that he needed to get it right as it would inevitably end up on YouTube. 

Chester Bennington tragically passed away, aged 41, after taking his own life.

His private funeral service took place on Saturday 30 July, and tributes have continued to pour in for the star. 

Bennington's ex-wife penned a tribute to the rocker on Facebook, insisting their souls will be "forever connected".

Read her full post here: 

It follows an open letter from his wife, who issued a statement online, which included: "He was a bright, loving soul with an angel's voice. "And now he is pain-free singing his songs in all of our hearts. May God bless us all and help us turn to one another when we are in pain. "Chester would've wanted us to do so. Rest In Peace, my love."

Listen to Chester Bennington's isolated vocals on Heavy:

Watch him duet with the late Chris Cornell, who also tragically took his own life:

Watch as the Linkin Park frontman sings Hallelujah at Chris Cornell's funeral:

Photo and video credit: Instagram/julian3b