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Kenny Chesney apologizes after mistakenly announcing cop was dead

By Yvette C. Hammett
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Kenny Chesney apologizes after mistakenly announcing cop was dead
Kenny Chesney performs at the 49th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN on November 4, 2015 He issued an apology after telling thousands during a concert that a Philadelpia-area cop shot in the line of duty had died. He had not. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, June 27 (UPI) -- Country singer Kenny Chesney had to issue an apology after mistakenly telling thousands of fans at Lincoln Financial Field Saturday that a cop shot in the line of duty had died. He had not.

Chesney told the crowd that Folcroft Borough Police Officer Christopher Dorman had been killed. Dorman had been shot seven times in the line of duty, but was recovering in a local hospital, ABC reported.

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A huge Chesney fan, Dorman, 25, had actually planned to attend the Saturday concert. He told Chesney in a recorded message ahead of the concert, "Don't forget me."

"He's doing great," Chesney tweeted. "Told him we'd watch an Eagles game & have beers one day. Here's to a speedy recovery!"

He also called Dorman to apologize.

Folcroft PD retweeted Chesney's apology, adding "So @kennychesney just called @FolcroftPD #OfficerDorman to apologize and wish him the best. How cool is that? #Dormanthedelcolegend."

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It was not completely clear why Chesney thought Dorman had died, TMZ reported. "I think my emotions got the best of me -- and I wasn't as clear as I could have been," Chesney said.

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