The actor, who shot to fame in 1990 as the child star of blockbuster movie Home Alone, walked the red carpet before handing out an award
Macaulay Culkin was a surprising but winning addition to the presenting line up at Tuesday’s American Music Awards.
The former child star, who shot to fame in 1990 as the child star of blockbuster movie Home Alone, made a rare public appearance to attend the annual awards show where he handed over the Favourite Male Artist Award to Post Malone.
Viewers who were shocked to see the 38-year-old after years out of the spotlight took to Twitter to express their delight.
One wrote: “It was so good to see Macaulay Culkin on the AMA’s American Music Awards!!!! He looked great!!!”
While a second said: “Macaulay Culkin looking healthy and happy. Good to see him.”
Though some viewers were disappointed to see he wasn’t joined on the red carpet by girlfriend Brenda Song, who he’s been dating since last summer.
Back in 2012, the Home Alone actor’s gaunt appearance sparked concerns for his health.
He later strenuously denied “fictitious” reports claiming his weight loss was due to an addiction to heroin, and stated: “No, I was not pounding six grand of heroin every month.”
Meanwhile, winners on the night included Post Malone, Khalid, Cuban-born Camila Cabello and country star Carrie Underwood, who accepted her 13th American Music Award.
Boy band BTS became the first Korean group to win an American Music Award, taking the trophy for favorite social artists.