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Miley Cyrus Blames Lyrical Stumble on Being ‘Too Stoned’ at Bill Murray Tribute

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She can’t stop, she won’t stop.

Miley Cyrus came in like a wrecking ball when she took the stage to perform a special rendition of “My Way” for man of the night Bill Murray on Sunday evening at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

“I f—ed it up,” Cyrus reportedly said to the audience, pausing mid-song after stumbling over the lyrics. “Sorry guys. I got too stoned.”

But her friend Murray — who was receiving the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor — was the first person to come to Cyrus’ defense, according to the Associated Press.

“This is happening right now in Washington D.C., the 51st state in the union,” the Ghostbusters star joked.

RELATED VIDEO: Bill Murray Accepts Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize

In the midst of Murray’s attempts to shield Cyrus’ flub, the “Can’t Be Tamed” singer and her crew set up for a second try, which went more smoothly.

Murray, 66, and Cyrus, 23, have been buds ever since she made a cameo in his 2015 Netflix holiday musical comedy film A Very Murray Christmas. He previously told a Comic-Con audience that he was pleasantly surprised by The Voice judge.

“I was not convinced, but Miley Cyrus is really f—ing good. She can sing,” he said in 2015. “I thought she was a knucklehead crazy girl that you’d want to go on a road trip with, but she can sing.”

The ceremony honoring Murray (minus Cyrus’ slight fumble) will air Oct. 28 at 9/8 c on PBS.