Aaron Lewis Apologizes For Botching World Series National Anthem [VIDEO]
Even though the Star Spangled Banner has been around since 1814, people STILL have trouble remembering the words. Staind's Aaron Lewis is asking for the N'ations forgiveness' after botching the National Anthem before Game Five of the World Series in San Francisco. Instead of singing 'at the twilight's last gleaming' he sang 'were so gallantly streaming.'
Lewis released a statement, apologizing for his mistake:
All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me.
The apology didn't stop the social media beat-down.
Hey Aaron Lewis, Bleeding Gums Murphy took an evening to sing the anthem, but at least he got the lyrics right. pic.twitter.com/1RcpsjWA7u
— Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) October 27, 2014
Maybe Aaron Lewis should've added the lyrics of the national anthem to his tattoo collection. #WorldSeries
— Maggie Sokolik (@maggiesokolik) October 27, 2014
For someone who has DON'T TREAD ON ME tattooed on his neck, Aaron Lewis might want to learn his national anthem before he tries it again.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 27, 2014
Aaron Lewis 'Star Spangled Banner'
It could be worse, you could be one of these artists who got every word right but shouldn't have been singing in the first place.