Josh Duhamel Praises Fergie After National Anthem Criticism: 'She's as Resilient as They Come'

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Josh Duhamel on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Fergie's oddly sultry performance of the National Anthem before the NBA All-Star game this past Sunday (Feb. 19) has been widely criticized and received quite the negative response around the Web. Although she's no longer with Josh Duhamel, Fergie's ex came to her defense over the backlash when visiting Ellen on Friday (Feb. 23).

After Ellen began explaining the harsh reactions Fergie received post-performance, the host asked Duhamel how she was doing after the fact. On top of praising her talent and courage, Duhamel acknowledged her strength: "She is as resilient as they come." 

"I think that she would probably admit that it's not her best work, but the girl is crazy talented," he added. "She's an amazing woman and an amazing human being really. It's hard to see somebody that you care about get beat up like that, but that's the business."

Check out the clip below.