Dolly Parton defends Elle King after drunken Grand Ole Opry performance

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Dolly Parton collapsed her soundlessness astir Elle King’s drunken capacity astatine nan Grand Ole Opry. 

King, 34, faced backlash aft she admitted she was "f---ing hammered" during her day tribute to Parton astatine nan legendary venue successful January.

"Elle is really a awesome artist," Parton told Extra recently. "She’s a awesome girl, and she’s been going done a batch of difficult things lately."

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She added, "She conscionable had a small excessively overmuch to drink, truthful let’s conscionable forgive that and hide it and move on, 'cause she felt worse than anyone ever could."

King was tapped to execute astatine nan Grand Ole Opry successful ceremony of Parton's 78th birthday. Unfortunately, King garnered a batch of antagonistic feedback aft a circulated video showed her struggling to get done Parton's music.

In a video obtained by Fox News Digital, nan "Ex's and Oh's" vocalist tin beryllium seen trying to execute Parton's opus "Marry Me." Swearing profusely, King admitted that her capacity was "f---ing bad" and made a joke astir group expecting her to cognize nan lyrics.

Meanwhile, successful a abstracted video shared to TikTok, King tin beryllium heard telling nan crowd they were not getting their money back.

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"I'll show you 1 point more, I'll show you 1 point more. Hi, my sanction is Elle King. I'm f---ing hammered." After her set suggested she play 1 of her ain songs, King retorted, "I tin hardly play different person's song, fto maine spot if I tin play 1 of mine."

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The Grand Ole Opry issued an apology connected X, saying "We profoundly regret and apologize for nan connection that was utilized during past night’s 2nd Opry performance."

Days aft nan incident, King postponed an upcoming capacity astatine Billy Bob's Texas — a honky-tonk successful Fort Worth, Texas.

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Her capacity was moved to Sept. 21, Fox News Digital confirmed astatine nan time.

Posters successful nan remark conception connected nan venue's societal media page speculated nan schedule alteration was owed to King's Parton performance, penning things for illustration "You can’t disrespect Dolly and past travel here," and "Won't guidelines for disrespecting Dolly." Many group besides expressed interest for nan 34-year-old's wellness and well-being.

King has been transparent astir her struggles pinch sobriety successful nan past. In a 2020 question and reply pinch Variety, she told nan outlet that her "chapter of getting f---ed-up was a beautiful agelong one," but that she was now sober.

In September 2021, she gave commencement to her boy Lucky, whom she shares pinch Dan Tooker.

Fox News Digital's Caroline Thayer contributed to this report.