OK I actually feel bad for her. The girl showed up bright and early to sing on The Today Show and tried her hardest to carry a tune. She really has no voice and she tried so hard. It pained me to watch, partly because watching her sing is always unpleasant, but also because I really felt sorry for her. I actually want to give her credit for trying so hard. She was a trooper. She even spoke to Matt afterwards and I wanted him to stop asking her questions. She was clearly in pain. No mentions of her new man John Mayer or her ex, Nick. She did talk about what happened with her throat and the VMAs. Here's more:
"I have no voice," she said afterwards to Lauer, explaining that the problem wasn't laryngitis. "I bruised a blood vessel in my vocal cords. I don't know if I had, like, a screaming, crying attack, or a coughing attack, or a sneeze or what."
When she learned of her diagnosis just as she was scheduled to begin promoting her album, Simpson said her reaction was "Oh, dang it!" But, she said, she promised to make good on any cancelled appearances (she'd postponed a visit to the Late Show with David Letterman and stopped by – but didn't sing on – MTV's TRL on Tuesday).
Thursday night at the MTV Video Music Awards, Simpson presented the best dance video trophy to the Pussycat Dolls.
"The VMAs were a blast," she told Lauer. "I was only there for a little bit."
She didn't go to any parties afterward? "If I did," she said, "I wouldn't be here today."
More pics of Jess singing her little heart out so