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Elle King on Why She Performed Drunk at Dolly Parton Tribute

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Elle King has now shared the backstory behind her notorious drunken efficiency for Dolly Parton‘s birthday tribute on the Grand Ole Opry.

Whereas showing on the newest episode of Chelsea Handler’s Expensive Chelsea podcast, the singer opened up about her private struggles behind the scenes. She disclosed that it was her “first time” discussing the incident publicly as a result of she needed to “just chill” after receiving a lot backlash on social media.

She identified that she “did a big no-no” as a result of she not solely stubborn onstage whereas “hammered” on the storied venue, nevertheless it was additionally the nation icon’s huge birthday tribute.

“I had been going through something very heavy and traumatic in my life at the time, and that day was a really big day dealing with what I was going through — and that I’m still going through — and I suffer from like, severe PTSD,” King defined.

The artist continued, “That day, I hadn’t eaten or slept in days. I was really overwhelmed. I was like a shell of myself.”

She recalled that there was a “big snowstorm” that day and one other singer who was presupposed to be the headliner bowed out three hours earlier than the efficiency. King was then requested if she might be the headliner and carry out “Jolene.”

The singer defined that there have been two performances that night time. The primary one was “perfect,” however after taking “one shot too many,” she felt that she was “not there in my body.” King had blacked out and didn’t even know what she mentioned onstage; she came upon when the video went viral.

“I was totally, 100 percent disassociated,” she mentioned. “I just cut to, like, the dressing room. Me on the floor just like sobbing. Like, ‘What have I done?’ And then the next day, [the video] was everywhere and I was mortified.”

King shared that she hand-wrote a letter apologizing to the venue, in addition to to Parton.

“Dolly calls me a couple of days later, and she’s literally proof that angels exist,” mentioned King. “She just gave me really kind words and told me, ‘Well, Dolly’s not mad. She watched you be a human being’ and made me laugh.”

The musician additionally mentioned that after her drunken second onstage, she wished to “fucking die” and coped by taking house for herself for some time. Nevertheless, she famous that the expertise made her stronger and helped her study from her errors. “Now I don’t drink before I go onstage and they’re the best shows I’ve ever played,” King mentioned.

The “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer apologized on social media following her Jan. 19 mishap, writing, “To everyone sending me love because I’m human and already talked to Dolly, I love you. To everyone who told me to k*ll myself I love you too.”

She added within the caption, “Oh no was my human showing.”



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