Elle King Finally Addresses Performing at Dolly Parton Tribute Show While 'Hammered'

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Elle King finally addressed performing at a Dolly Parton tribute show while "hammered."

In January, the country singer faced backlash for being "disrespectful" to Parton. King, 34, announced she was "hammered" to the audience shortly after taking the stage for the Opry Goes Dolly tribute show in honor of Parton's 78th birthday on Jan. 19. Later, she did an impression of Parton and forgot the lyrics to "Marry Me."

Fast-forward to today, and King has broken her silence. "To everyone sending me love because I'm human and already talked to Dolly💅, I love you," she wrote in overlain text on an Instagram Reel. "To everyone who told me to k*ll myself, I love you too."

She added in the captioned, "Oh no was my human showing🫶❤️🫂 #WWDD," alongside the video of her working out by running up stairs at an arena.

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In the comments, King's Instagram followers reacted to her message, offering support. One person wrote, "Wow! I admire a person who can also see the humanness in the haters."

Another person commented, "Any true fan of Dollys would know that She would be saddened and disgusted to hear that people would suggest another human take their own life … we all know that is NOT how Dolly rollsKeep on Keeping On Elle 💪🏼."

Yet another Instagram user assured her, "Girl, please we all do stuff we regret. Everyone ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ move on it's ok."

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Previously, Parton addressed the incident during an interview with Extra by sending a direct message to fans.

"Elle is really a great artist," the "9 to 5" singer told the publication. "She’s a great girl, and she’s been going through a lot of hard things lately."

Parton added: "She just had a little too much to drink, so let’s just forgive that and forget it and move on because she felt worse than anyone ever could."

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