Kelsea Ballerini Pauses Concert To Retrieve Broken Nail

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Kelsea Ballerini was in the midst of performing in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday (March 30th) night on Kenny Chesney‘s I Go Back Tour when she paused the show to admit to the audience that her nail popped off and she had to retrieve it. In a post-show TikTok video, Kelsea explained she was playing electric guitar while performing “Yeah Boy” when a string got caught under her nail and popped it off, ruining her fresh manicure. She picked the nail up and brought it to a crew member to hold backstage so she could “glue it on later.”

Kelsea explained to the crowd at the INTRUST Bank Arena, “So, I’m hosting the CMT Awards in a couple of days . . . so, I just got my nails done for the show, because there’s cameras and stuff and I gotta be honest, I was just playing guitar so hard that the guitar string went under one of my nails. But I don’t have time to get them done and the nail is on the stage, so I’m gonna pick it up and you’re not gonna say a word about it and I’m gonna bring it right on back there so I can glue it on later.”

Kelsea admitted this was not the first time this has happened, but fortunately, the nail landed on the stage this time instead of flying into the crowd.