HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Rockers are issuing an apology after a disastrous performance of the National Anthem on May 5.

A video of the performance circulated online after being picked up by Barstool Sports.

 The Rockers stated in their apology that the singer was a last minute fill-in and reportedly fell ill during his performance.

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, the High Point Rockers had a last-minute fill-in for their National Anthem singer who fell ill. The performer volunteered to fill-in on short notice following a last-minute audition. Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors, the rendition was not up to organizational standards. The High Point Rockers regret the incident and apologize to any and all Americans.

The Rockers also believe that second chances are uniquely American and thus are offering that opportunity to the performer. Since Sunday night, numerous voice coaches have reached out to the performer and the organization, offering their services to help redeem the last-minute performer. As a result, the team will strongly consider having the performer back later in the 2019 season, based upon a consensus opinion of the voice coach, organization and performer. Any update will be released at a later date.