Kenny Chesney Mistakenly Says a Police Officer Died at Concert

Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival.
Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival. Mark Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Kenny Chesney mistakenly announced that a local police officer had died while performing a concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 25, ABC reports. When in fact, the cop was very much alive.

The country superstar, 48, told the crowd that Folcroft Borough Police Officer Christopher Dorman had died after being shot seven times in the line of duty. Chesney's remarks quickly went viral and the Folcroft Borough Police Department tweeted that Chesney was incorrect.

"OFFICER DORMAN IS ALIVE AND WELL. IDK WHAT KENNY CHESNEY WAS THINKING WHEN HE SAID THAT AT HIS CONCERT TONIGHT!!" the department tweeted from its official account. "I HOPE HE MAKES ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE THIS RIGHT!!!"

It appears that Chesney may have been confused because of a video he received from the wounded officer. Before the show, Dorman sent a message to the star explaining that he was unable to attend the show because of his recent injuries. He ended the clip by saying, "Don't forget me."

Chesney apologized for his comments and called Dorman after the show. The Folcroft Borough Police Department posted a Facebook photo of Dorman speaking with Chesney on the phone while he rested in the hospital.

"Officer Dorman on the phone with Kenny Chesney!!!" the caption read. "He apologized for last night and wants to take Chris out to a football game and grab some beers!! Thank you Kenny!!"

Chesney gave an update on Dorman via Twitter, too. ".@FolcroftPD He's doing great. Told him we'd watch an Eagles game & have beers one day," he wrote to his more than two million followers. "Here's to a speedy recovery! #dormanthedelcolegend."

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