Kenny Chesney apologized to a Pennsylvania police officer for announcing that he had died.
The officer, Christopher Dorman, who was shot multiple times near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Folcroft Police Department.
“I’d like to thank all the police, paramedics and the doctors – and hey, Kenny, don’t forget me!” said Dorman, who was supposed to attend a Chesney concert on Saturday in south Philadelphia before his shooting.
“Before we get going with the rest of the show, last night, a Philadelphia police officer was shot seven times. In the hospital on his bed…he passed away, but before he passed away he made a video that he wanted to come tonight so bad, and he said, Kenny, please don’t forget me,” remarked Chesney at the concert.
Fortunately, Dorman did not die of his wounds.
“[I] caught up in the moment,” reported WPVI-TV of Chesney speaking about the shout out to Dorman. “The emotions got the best of me.”
Chesney would later call Dorman to apologize for the confusion.
“It was a great conversation, just in typical Chris fashion took it in stride, was laughing about things,” said Folcroft PD Sgt. William Bair in an interview with WPVI-TV.