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Kenny Chesney owed a suburban Philadelphia police officer a huge apology after mistakenly announcing at his concert Saturday night that he had died.
The singer told thousands of fans at Lincoln Financial Field, where he was performing, that Folcroft Borough Police Officer Christopher Dorman, who was shot seven times in the line of duty, had died.
Dorman, a huge fan of Chesney, had planned to attend the concert, but instead found himself in a local hospital recovering. In a recorded video message he told Chesney ahead of the concert “don’t forget me.”
Chesney, who heard about the video before the show, dedicated the song “Anything but Mine” to Dorman.
The Folcroft police department immediately took to Facebook to correct the singer.
“OFFICER DORMAN IS ALIVE AND WELL,” a Facebook post read. “IDK WHAT KENNY CHESNEY WAS THINKING WHEN HE SAID THAT AT HIS CONCERT TONIGHT!! I HOPE HE MAKES ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE THIS RIGHT!!!”
By Sunday, it seemed Chesney had received the message, because the singer called Dorman to apologize while the officer recovered at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.
Dorman’s police department shared a photo of Dorman chatting with Chesney.
“He apologized for last night and wants to take Chris out to a football game and grab some beers!! Thank you Kenny!!” the caption read.
Chesney also recalled the conversation on Twitter.
“He’s doing great,” the singer wrote. “Told him we’d watch an Eagles game & have beers one day. Here’s to a speedy recovery! #dormanthedelcolegend”
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