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Kenny Chesney Apologizes for Mistakenly Announcing Police Officer’s Death at Concert

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Kenny Chesney has apologized for a pretty big slip made during a recent Spread the Love Tour stop.

During Chesney’s concert in Philadelphia on June 25, the country singer reported to the crowd that Folcroft Borough Police Officer Christopher Dorman had passed away. Although the acknowledgement was well-meaning, there was one big problem with his condolences. Officer Dorman is still very much alive.

Dorman had been shot multiple times while on duty earlier in the week and was steadily recovering in a nearby hospital. The officer was actually a fan of Chesney’s music, and planned on attending the show before being injured.

“Before we get going with the rest of the show, last night, a Philadelphia police officer was shot seven times,” Chesney told the crowd. “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.'”

The Folcroft Borough Police Department took to their Facebook page to set the record straight.

Apparently, Chesney got the message. He apologized profusely for the mistake and even gave Dorman a call to talk with him personally.

The police department posted a photo of the officer talking with Chesney from his hospital room at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Kenny confirmed the call on Twitter account as well and wished him a speedy recovery.

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Kenny Chesney Apologizes for Mistakenly Announcing Police Officer’s Death at Concert