‘I Need to Align My Energy with the Time,’ and 10 More of the Best/Worst Celebrity Excuses Ever
Lauryn Hill took to Facebook on Sunday to apologize to fans for arriving over two hours late to her Atlanta concert over the weekend. Well, it was less an apology and more an explanation of sorts—the word “sorry” was never used, but many others were!
“I don’t show up late to shows because I don’t care. And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others. I don’t have an on/off switch. I am at my best when I am open, rested, sensitive and liberated to express myself as truthfully as possible. For every performance that I’ve arrived to late, there have been countless others where I’ve performed in excess of two hours, beyond what I am contracted to do, pouring everything out on the stage.”
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Essentially, Hill told fans that her inability to perform on schedule was due to a need to align her energy with the time, which is a justification I am furious I did not think of first. But this excuse is just one in a long line of celebrity excuses, from the very serious (see: The Who frontman Pete Townshend, doing “research” on child porn) to the completely absurd (see: everything that has ever come out of Lindsay Lohan‘s mouth).
In the spirit of copouts, a homage to the 10 best/worst celebrity excuses of all time—please note that these are not to be recycled.