Country singer Aaron Lewis has issued an apology to his fans after he fumbled with the lyrics to the National Anthem during Game Five of the World Series. Aaron was on hand in San Francisco on Sunday night to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" but mixed up the lyrics, singing, "O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed, were so gallantly streaming" instead of "O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed, at the twilight's last gleaming." (Watch the performance above.) Aaron reached out to his fans on Facebook later that night, writing that his "nerves got the best" of him and that the "intensity of the situation" made him stumble over the lyrics.
All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn...Posted by Aaron Lewis on Sunday, October 26, 2014
To be fair, Aaron is hardly the first star to mess up the lyrics to the National Anthem. In 2011, Christina Aguilera also accidentally switched lyrics while singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl.