Dean Martin

Singer had 'horrendous cold' before Game 6's winning anthem

Singer had 'horrendous cold' before Game 6's winning anthem

The last time John Vincent sang the national anthem at Wrigley Field, the Cubs won the National League pennant for the first time in 71 years. Just saying.

Little did fans know then that he performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" despite coming down with a nasty bug a few days before Game 6. An ear, nose and throat doctor inserted a tube with a camera into his nasal passage and found swelling in his throat.

"I had a horrendous cold on Saturday when I sang," Vincent told Inc. on Thursday, still coughing over the phone. "I was in the steam room, I was drinking hot tea all day, I was doing everything, taking a hot shower, taking vitamin C, gargling with salt...

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