Elle King’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry back in January wasn’t pretty.

Elle King at XL Live in Harrisburg

Elle King plays to a packed house at XL Live in Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 25, 2023. Mark Pynes | pennlive.comMark Pynes | [email protected]

It just wasn’t.

She took the stage back then for a Dolly Parton tribute show, announced to the crowd that she was “hammered,” and then proceeded to butcher at least one of Parton’s songs.

She admitted during the performance that she did not know the lyrics to the song and told fans, “Don’t tell Dolly cause it’s her birthday.”

She reportedly followed that by saying, “I’m not even gonna (expletive) lie … ya’ll bought tickets for this (expletive), you ain’t getting your money back.”

Again, ugly.

But the Opry apologized to fans, King postponed shows and took some time to get back on track, and she even talked to and received a blessing from Dolly herself.

King is back now. She recently took the stage for a couple of shows, reemerging for the first time since everything took place. And she finally let herself be heard — sort of — on Sunday.

And what she revealed is more disturbing than her Opry incident.

King, who is overseas working shows in the Country 2 Country Festival, posted a video to Instagram of her running steps inside a stadium for a pre-concert workout.

“To everyone sending me love because I’m human and already talked to Dolly,” she wrote. “I love you.”

That was good to see. What came next, though, was the disturbing part.

“To everyone who told me to (kill) myself,” she wrote. “I love you too.”

Heartbreaking that fans might tell her to kill herself because of her performance. But, if you have spent any time on Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, or social media in general, hearing that probably won’t surprise you too much.

Elle King plays to a packed house at XL LiveMark Pynes

Let’s do better folks.

Even if Dolly hadn’t moved on, it would not warrant death threats. But Parton has made it clear she and Elle are all good.

“Elle is a really great artist,” she told Extra. “She’s a great girl, and she’s been going through a lot of hard things lately.

“She just had a little too much to drink, so let’s forgive that and forget it and move on, ‘cause she felt worse than anyone ever could.”

King, 34, is the daughter of comedian and actor Rob Schneider.