Mike Posner Performs Heartbreaking Rendition Of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” On ‘Conan’: Watch

Rachel Sonis | May 12, 2016 11:39 am

Mike Posner is making his rounds on the late-night television circuit, and his performance of hit single “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” on Conan last night (May 11) was his most poignant (and revealing) yet.

Backed by a string orchestra, Posner kicked things off with his acoustic guitar as per usual. Although this time around, the 28-year-old crooner changed up the lyrics a little bit. “I took a pill in the dressing room,” he sang. “‘Cuz I was nervous to play for you. But when I finally got sober, I’ll be 10 years older. Oh, screw it, it was somethin’ to do.”

And it gets more gut-wrenching from there. By the end of the song, he also sings about his father.

“And my dad has cancer. I’m still wrapping my head around that,” he crooned. “Sat by the hospital bed, nurses poked in their head and asked me to sign autographs. Man, my dad has cancer. I shouldn’t be here; I should be home. But in case you couldn’t tell, I’m too busy playing myself in this little Mike Posner show.”

Watch the performance below, and be sure check out our review of his latest album, At Night, Alone.

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