John Travolta Breaks Silence On Idina Menzel Name-Slaughter

Turns out he's been 'beating myself up all day' for pronouncing it 'Adele Dazeem.'

He tried. He really, really tried.

But when John Travolta took the stage at the Academy Awards to introduce Idina Menzel for her performance of the Oscar-winning "Frozen" hit, "Let It Go," the "Hairspray" actor just couldn't seem to get her name right.

In fact, what came out -- "Adele Dazeem" -- wasn't even close to the correct pronunciation. And while in the days since Sunday's show we've all been laughing about it and Travolta-fying our own names, John has been pretty torn up about the whole thing.

"I've been beating myself up all day," Travolta said in a statement to E! News on Tuesday (March 4), in his first public response to the slip-up. "Then I thought...What would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!' Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy 'Frozen' took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

We see what you did there.

Menzel has yet to comment on the name-slaughter, but didn't seem the least bit fazed when she performed "Let It Go" with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on Monday Night's "The Tonight Show."