In Usher‘s somber video for ‘Numb,’ the R&B singer breaks through the turmoil and pain that have boxed him in for the past several months.

The Chris Applebaum and Grace Harry-directed clip features Usher in a glass box reflecting on some of the troubles that has left him “hopeless” and “paralyzed.” Using his canceled January 2011 Berlin concert as the catalyst of his pain, the singer shrugs it off by doing what he does best — he dances.

There are also images of him kneeling at someone’s hospital bed and playing around with his two kids. All this to say, that no matter what obstacles comes in Usher’s way, he’s going to overcome them — unfazed and un-shattered.