Though Sam Smith took home an Oscar after performing, that doesn’t mean he particularly enjoyed himself.
“It was the worst moment of my life,” Smith told the BBC. “Singing was horrible. I hated every minute.”
Smith was the winner of the 2016 Academy Award for the Best Original Song for “Writing’s on the Wall,” the theme to the James Bond film Spectre.
During his acceptance speech, Smith dedicated the award to the LGBTQ community and then implied that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar — which is not, in fact, true.
Backstage, Smith joked, “It’s only downhill from here… I’m going to retire, I’m done with music!”