Dolly Parton Comes To Elle King’s Defense Following Drunken Opry Performance Last Month

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Dolly Parton has come to Elle King’s defense following her drunken Grand Ole Opry performance last month.

Parton told Extra in her first interview about the incident, “Elle is a really great artist, she’s a great girl. She’s been going through a lot of hard things lately, and she just had a little too much to drink. So let’s forgive that and forget it and move on, cause she felt worse than anybody ever could.”

Last month, while honoring the country legend's birthday, King cursed onstage after she appeared to forget the lyrics while performing Parton’s song “Marry Me.”