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Jessica Simpson endures rough outing

Friday, February 6, 2009 – Jessica Simpson endured a rough performance Thursday night in Grand Rapids, Mich., forgetting words to her single, restarting another song and seemingly on the verge of tears, according to published reports.

Simpson is the opening act for Rascal Flatts. She has been accused of packing on extra pounds and the subject of continued rumor mongering about her relationship with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

A concert review at mlive.com said Simpson "struggled with her ear monitors, seemed to lose her place in several songs, forgot the lyrics to her single Come on Over and had the band start over on Pray Out Loud during her 38-minute opening set for Rascal Flatts."

The review also said she said "Sorry" to the crowd at one point and "My voice is weak tonight" at another.

In introducing her final number, Do You Know, Simpson said she wished she could "walk off the stage." At the end, she thanked her band for "having her back."

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