Jessica Simpson Breaks Down During Kennedy Performance

While Steven Spielberg, Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson were among the stars honored during the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, it was Jessica Simpson who made headlines with an emotionally shaky performance.

Jessica had come out to perform “Nine To Five” as a tribute to Parton, but she abruptly finished the song, uttering the words “so nervous” at the end. She quickly exited to the stage to no applause.

Later as all the singers in the Parton tribute returned to the stage, Jessica could be seen in tears.

Access Hollywood has learned the footage will not air during the televised special, which will air on CBS later this month.

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