On June 18, Blake Shelton celebrated his milestone 40th birthday with a concert in Grand Junction, Colorado. Fans were shocked when the country star asked his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to take the stage to perform one of her biggest rock hits, “Hella Good.”
In a new interview with Chelsea Handler, Shelton recalled the night and admits that the impromptu performance by Gwen was a bad decision on his part.
“I’m doing my normal, you know, what I think is rockin’. Standing up there with my acoustic guitar in front of my stand and singing my songs,” Shelton said. “I had my band work up one of her songs, ‘Hella Good.’ And I thought ‘Man, that’d be so cool to have her come out and surprise,’ and it’s the worst thing I could have done because all it did was make me look terrible. Literally 40,000 were jumping up and down. I mean, that’s probably what it’s like at real concerts, but I was like ‘Whoa. What’s going on?’ People were so excited to see her.”
The surprise appearance from Stefani was so epic that Shelton called it “the coolest and craziest thing in my life.” Fans agreed as they took to social media to share clips of the moment Gwen brought the house down. See some fan clips here.
Watch a full clip of Blake Shelton’s interview with Chelsea Handler below.
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