"It was awful. We've had some bad versions at Wrigley Park - but that was among the worst," Contactmusic quoted one person at the game. Now, Richards has confessed that she agreed to sing the song only because Cubs officials asked her to perform in return for letting her set up an information booth for the Kidney Cancer Association during Friday''s game.
"They said, ''Will you sing?'' So I said, ''Yes, because it's for a good cause and we want to raise awareness about kidney cancer," she told E! Online.com. "I''m clearly not a singer. I wasn't doing it to show off my pipes. Thank God I wasn't singing the national anthem. But I thought it would be fun... I had no idea the backlash I would get. "It took everything in me to get up there and do that... It''s just unfortunate that doing something good was turned into such a negative," she added.