Dolly Parton breaks silence on Elle King’s drunk performance

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dolly partonlove for ale king will never die.

TeaThe “9 to 5” hitmaker expressed his enduring affection for King during his recent reaction to the singer’s scathing tribute at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee last month.

Dolly Parton sends love to Elle King after drunken performance

Less than a month earlier, King had admitted she was drunk when she slurred the lyrics to Parton’s 2001 hit “Marry Me” on stage. Fumbling a few lines, the 34-year-old sang, “I don’t know the lyrics to this thing in this F–g town/Don’t tell Dolly ’cause it’s her birthday.”


King later joked, “I’m not even going to lie, you bought tickets to this event? You’re not getting your money back.”

Following the concert accident, the Grand Ole Opry, known for its strict no-profanity policy, issued an apology expressing “deep regret” for the “language used” during the singer’s January 19 performance. of.

Now, Parton has responded to criticism of King’s vulgar comments at her 78th birthday celebration, saying:

“Elle is really a great artist. She’s a great girl, and she’s been going through a lot of hard things lately. “He drank too much.”

The “Jolene” hitmaker, speaking to Excessiveencouraged viewers to prioritize kindness, saying, “So, let’s forgive it and forget it and move on, ’cause she felt worse than anyone.”

News of the incident began trending when a clip of King’s performance was shared by an attendee, who wrote, “I think Elle King is done with her career. I can’t imagine insulting Dolly at the Grand Ole Opry on Dolly’s birthday. I hope Elle gets the help she needs because this vibe doesn’t pass the test.”

More comments under the clip include, “Dude, at The Grand Ole Opry, the Church of Country Music, with her fake accent, swearing up a drunken storm. How sad and shameful,” swearing at the Opry? The Church of Country Music???” and ”Even I know not to swear at the Grand Ole Opry!” They should have stopped him; it’s embarrassing.”

One attendee, who witnessed the demonstration firsthand, claimed that it was “much worse than this video clip.” He also claimed, “The Grand Ole Opry is a family show. The people in front of us had children and went outside.

This latest drunken display comes after King hosted “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville Big Bash,” where she also appeared to be intoxicated.

King has a history of substance abuse after her marriage to Andrew Ferguson

Even though King has not commented publicly on the incident at the famed country music hall, he has postponed a series of shows six days later. The postponement began with his performance on Friday, January 24 at Billy Bob’s Texas, a Fort Worth, Texas music venue.

Announcing the update, the venue Shared through a statement, “The Elle King program, originally for Friday. Rescheduled for Saturday, 1/26/24. 9/21/24 @ 10am. Original event tickets will be accepted for the new date. Refunds available at time of purchase. Thank you for your understanding!”

Although no reason was given for the rescheduling, it’s worth noting that the “Exes and Ohs” singer has a history of substance abuse. In 2020, she revealed that she used drugs and alcohol to “hide” emotions after her disastrous marriage.

She performed drunkenly to the song Elle King Butchers by Dolly Parton [VIDEO]

However, King also revealed that she sought help and was able to achieve sobriety. Later, in 2022, he highlighted the difference between performing under the influence and performing sober. In his words:

“You know, now that I have performed both ways, they are different. They don’t call it ‘liquid courage’ for nothing. I mean, how many jobs do you come to, and there are bottles of wine on the table for you (in your dressing room)? there are not many.”

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