AceShowbiz - %cJosh Duhamel% has come to his ex-wife Fergie a.k.a. %cStacy Ferguson%'s defense after the latter faced backlash for her National Anthem rendition at NBA All-Star Game last week. The 45-year-old actor addressed the controversy during his recent visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
When asked about her condition after the backlash, Josh answered, "I think she would probably admit that it was not her best work. But the girl's crazy-talented, she really is. And she's an amazing woman, an amazing human being."
"It's hard to see someone you care about get beat up like that," he continued. "But that's the business -- you're in this business, and you put yourself out there. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't." He also assured fans that the songstress is "fine," adding, "She is about as resilient as they come."
Josh's remarks came after the "Big Girls Don't Cry" songstress issued an apology for her poor performance. "I've always been honored and proud to perform the National Anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," she said in a statement. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best."
Fergie's sultry rendition of the National Anthem sparked an outcry on social media, with many calling it "the worst rendition ever." In addition, %cDraymond Green%, %cChance the Rapper% and %cJimmy Kimmel% were caught on camera trying to hold back their laughter. But the later has explained his reaction in the February 20 episode of his show.
"I wound up in the middle of it. I just want to say, the reason I was smiling is because I love the National Anthem so much. That's the face I make when I really love a song," he noted, before jokingly adding, "In hindsight, trying to work in the words 'my hump my humps, my lovely lady lumps' may have been a mistake."