From accomplished vocalist to skilled pianist, [artist id="1233986"]Evanescence[/artist] singer Amy Lee has plenty of talents to boast. But in the latest episode of “When I Was 17,” airing Saturday, Amy reveals another skill that might surprise her fans: roller skating. In the episode, the singer-songwriter recounts how skating around her high school hallways landed her in some serious trouble.
“When I was 17, our school had really slick floors. There was this really big hall, and it was perfect for roller skating,” the singer says. So, Amy decided to take advantage of the situation. “The halls are empty when people are in class, and if it’s just study hall or art or whatever, then why not go for a little skate?”
Her “little skate” however wasn’t without its consequences.
“I don’t know why I thought that that would be good,” she says. “So, I was skating by myself. Total nerd. And some other teacher was in the hall, and I skated by, and she was like, ‘Detention!’ ”
While detention is a pretty common punishment for misbehaving high school students, it caught Amy’s father off-guard.
“It was a little bit of a big deal. She got in trouble, and Amy typically never got in trouble,” says her father, John.
Of course, even back in high school, Amy found a way to translate her experience with the teacher who sent her to detention into something creative.
“One of my art pieces after that was her getting skated over by a giant skate,” Amy says.
“When I Was 17,” also featuring Theophilus London and Chris Klein, airs Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on MTV.