He is best known for singing the national anthem at Vancouver Canucks home games, but at a junior hockey game last week, Mark Donnelly gave his most memorable performance, a show stopper if you will.
Circling around the ice on skates, dressed in his usual tuxedo, Donnelly was singing the anthem like any other night. Perhaps he was lost in the performance, but all of a sudden disaster struck.
As Donnelly circled back towards centre ice, he failed to notice the red carpet he was quickly coming upon and took a major dive, falling head first toward the ice and sliding along it.
Multiple gasps echoed throughout the arena, but like a true professional, Donnelly kept singing without missing a single beat.
Donnelly has performed the anthem on skates flawlessly before, except the previous time, there was no carpet on the ice.
If Donnelly is asked back to perform, I’m sure he’ll want the carpet off the ice before he starts skating around and singing again.
Do you think this was staged to draw attention to the team? Because he was singing the National Anthem, does it worsen the incident, making it even more embarrassing? Should he ever be allowed back to sing again?
-Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –