Miley Cyrus Flubs Bill Murray Tribute Performance, Tells Audience That She 'Got Too Stoned'
By Jackie Willis
Miley Cyrus' performance at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center on Sunday night didn't go as planned, but the man of the hour, Bill Murray, reportedly came to her rescue.
The 66-year-old actor was the recipient of the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and Cyrus hit the stage to perform a version "My Way" for her friend, but flubbed the lyrics a bit. "I f**ked it up," the 23-year-old singer told the audience mid-song. "Sorry guys. I got too stoned."
According to the Associated Press, Murray laughed off the flub and cracked jokes from his seat as Cyrus and the band reset for a repeat performance. “This is happening right now in Washington D.C., the 51st state in the union," the Ghostbusters star quipped.
Murray was also honored by his peers and pals in the comedy and entertainment industry, including David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Aziz Ansari, Sigourney Weaver and Steve Martin.
Murray became a fan of Cyrus after she made a cameo in his 2015 Netflix holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas. "I’m impressed," he told ET last October. "She’s really got an enormous amount of talent. I like her."
In an earlier interview, Murray admitted to ET that both he and George Clooney had underestimated Cyrus' voice. "I was not convinced, but Miley Cyrus is really f**king good," he said. "She can sing. I thought she was a knucklehead crazy girl that you'd want to go on a road trip with, but she can sing."