GMA’s Gio Benitez breaks down in tears on live TV and apologizes for ‘getting emotional’ over heart…

GOOD Morning America’s Gio Benitez has broken down in tears on live TV.

Gio reported on the Maui wildfires on Monday’s edition of GMA.

GMA's Gio Benitez reported on the Maui wildfires in Hawaii on Monday's edition of the show

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GMA’s Gio Benitez reported on the Maui wildfires in Hawaii on Monday’s edition of the showCredit: ABC

He was emotional and distraught over the tragedy as he spoke about what happened

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He was emotional and distraught over the tragedy as he spoke about what happenedCredit: ABC

He started off his segment praising the way that the community has handled the unfortunate events.

Gio said: “You know, I’ve been watching here as Maui transforms from this island paradise to an island in crisis, and I’ve just gotta say, the strength we are witnessing here on the island right now is truly remarkable, guys.”

As he trailed off, Gio began to tear up and become a bit breathless.

“Gio, you’ve spent a lot of time on the Hawaiian islands, so you know that spirit very well,” Robin Roberts told the anchor, back in the studio.

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“In fact, you were on vacation in Maui, dropped everything, and went right to work. How are you?” she asked.

A visibly shaken Gio replied with tears in his eyes.

“It’s incredible to see the spirit of ‘Aloha’ play out in real-time,” he replied, beginning to choke up.

“I’m sorry, I’m getting emotional,” he apologized.

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He continued: “In the midst of all of this sadness, we’re really seeing so many people lift each other up.”

‘DEVASTATING’

Gio sparked concern from fans as he reported from a dangerous location.

They begged him to “stay safe” as the wildfires blazed through Maui, Hawaii.

Last Thursday morning, Gio reported from the island.

For GMA, he reported that there are “at least three wildfires still burning” there.

Gio told his co-hosts that he could still smell the fires burning in the air.

During the time of the broadcast, the 37-year-old confirmed that at least 36 people died from the wildfires.

Despite the fires still burning, Gio was in the middle of it all, reporting in dangerous winds, and interviewing people who lost their homes and family.

The GMA host told viewers that there is only one way in and one way out while 100s of residents and tourists tried to escape.

“The hope is that the winds die down to help the search and rescue effort. They really need that. And there is a worry for what that means for residents on the island,” Gio shared.

He was there just last week for vacation when the fires broke out.

‘PRAYERS’

GMA viewers begged Gio to stay safe while in the dangerous location.

They commented on a video that was posted to the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Please, stay safe, Gio, and everyone affected there,” said one fan.

“Get somewhere safe, please,” wrote another.

“Praying everyone is safe,” added one last fan.

Ginger Zee commented on Gio’s Instagram post, and said: “So glad you both are ok and so sad for all their losses.”

Janai Norman wrote: “Heartbreaking images. So glad you two are safe.”

“So incredibly devastating. Stay safe G,” said another fan.

‘MAGICAL PLACE’

Just last week, Gio and his husband, Tommy DiDario were vacationing in Hawaii.

“Aloha kakahiaka (good morning) from Maui!” Gio wrote on Instagram.

His post featured him walking out of the water with a big smile on his face.

Gio was barefoot and had his flip-flops in his hand.

Tommy enjoyed himself as he received a lei from a local.

“The most beautiful welcome ceremony in one of the most magical places in the world,” he captioned his post.

“Thank you, Kamahiwa Kawa’a (@kalei.wehi) from the @fairmontkealani for this (swipe).”

In the first picture, he leaned against a palm tree while wearing a tank top, shorts, and sunglasses.

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The second one was a video of him getting a lei put on his shoulders.

Gio, who was filming, also received a lei.

Gio also praised the community for coming together during the event

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Gio also praised the community for coming together during the eventCredit: ABC

Robin Roberts stated that Gio had been on vacation and sprang into action to get to work on location

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Robin Roberts stated that Gio had been on vacation and sprang into action to get to work on locationCredit: ABC

Gio had been in Maui around the time the wildfires broke out

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Gio had been in Maui around the time the wildfires broke outCredit: Instagram

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