A North Carolina man apologized for singing the ‘worst rendition’ of the Star Spangled Banner after he stepped in to sing as a substitute during a baseball game.
Barstool Sports posted a now viral video that showed Chuck Hayworth doing his best to sing the National Anthem during a High Point Rockers game on May 5.
‘Quite possibly the worst rendition of the National Anthem of all time,’ they said in the
In the brief clip, Hayworth – wearing a peach blazer – struggles through the iconic song and tries his best to keep the spirits high.
But the tone deaf singer is unable to remember more than a few lines of the famous anthem.
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Chuck Hayworth tries his best to sing the National Anthem during a High Point Rockers game on May 5th
Clearly out of his element, the substitute singer evens instructs the crowd to sing along with him but he’s not able to hide his floundering.
Hayworth took to his Facebook – in a post that has since been deleted – and apologized to all those who attended the game.
‘To all who attended the game today… my sincerest apologies,’ he said in the post. ‘Our Singer could not attend today’s make up game.
In the brief clip, Hayworth – wearing a peach blazer – struggles through the iconic song and tries his best to keep the spirits high
‘I stepped in but did not realize that the heat had gotten to me. My leg began to cramp sand you saw what happened. By no means was this any disrespect to our county or our organization, nor all those who serve it.
‘Needless to say they have banned me from singing it ever again at BB&T. I at least tried to continue with on field for the double games but was happy to see all of you.’
The High Point Rockers released a statement, however, asserting that Hayworth would be allowed to sing at their games again.
Hayworth took to his Facebook – in a post that has since been deleted – and apologized to all those who attended the game
The High Point Rockers released a statement, however, asserting that Hayworth would be allowed to sing at their games again
‘The High Point Rockers had a last-minute fill-in for their National Anthem singer who fell ill. The performer volunteered to fill-in on short notice following a last-minute audition,’ they said in a statement obtained by
‘Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors, the rendition was not up to organizational standards. The High Point Rockers regret the incident and apologize to any and all Americans.
‘The Rockers also believe that second chances are uniquely American and thus are offering that opportunity to the performer. Since Sunday night, numerous voice coaches have reached out to the performer and the organization, offering their services to help redeem the last-minute performer.
‘As a result, the team will strongly consider having the performer back later in the 2019 season, based upon a consensus opinion of the voice coach, organization and performer. Any update will be released at a later date.’