Harry Connick Jr recalls ‘unpleasant experience’ with megastar


The jazz artist remembered getting choked up during a performance in front of Sinatra, who died in 1998.

“That was an unpleasant experience because as much as I wanted to sing for him and everyone else … I don’t get nervous but I was really nervous for that and I blanked out,” he said on the UK’s This Morning (via Yahoo News.)

Jill Goodacre and Harry Connick Jr at the 2018 Met Gala. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“I completely forget the words. I was with my wife, then my girlfriend, and then we saw Frank at the lift and I said, ‘We should go, I need to explain myself’.”

But when Connick, 52, tried to apologise to Sinatra, the Fly Me To the Moon singer ignored him and squared in on his Victoria’s Secret Angel girlfriend.

“I said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m much better than what you saw’, and he took my wife and held her face and said, ‘You’re beautiful’, and kissed her on the mouth and that’s that.”

Frank Sinatra on stage at the Albert Hall in 1996.

Frank Sinatra on stage at the Albert Hall in 1996.Source:News Corp Australia

Connick added, “I’ve never been able to sing for him again. It was probably unacceptable then, it was a situation where it was an interesting thing. I think my affection for him in the context made it hilarious for her, but obviously it’s completely inappropriate.”

Connick and Goodacre were married in 1994 and share three daughters – Georgia, 23, Sarah Kate, 22, and Charlotte, 17.

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission



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