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WATCH: Staind singer botches 'Star-Spangled Banner' at World Series

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There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch.  Singer Aaron Lewis stumbled early on during his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night. There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch. Singer Aaron Lewis stumbled early on during his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday night.
KHQ.com - It is sung prior to thousands of events across the country every year, and most renditions go off without a hitch, but even nerves can the best of professional singers when they try to sing the 'Star-Spangled Banner.' 

That scenario played out Sunday night before Game 5 of the World Series in San Francisco when Staind singer Aaron Lewis got a little bit ahead of himself. 

After starting with "O say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed," Lewis diverted from the lyrics. Instead of singing "at the twilight's last gleaming" he sang " were so gallantly streaming," words that appear later in the national anthem.

Lewis released a statement Sunday night asking the country for forgiveness:

"All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me."

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