November 5th, 2010
01:52 PM ET
Edison Peña wasn’t joking when he said he loves Elvis Presley.
The rescued Chilean miner sang and showed off some of his Elvis dance moves Thursday night on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
In town to reportedly participate in the New York City Marathon, Peña talked to Letterman about his ordeal being trapped for 69 days with 33 other miners.
He corrected Letterman when the host mentioned that a group of the miners would sing Elvis tunes to pass the time. “I like to sing by myself,” Peña said through his interpreter before launching into the lyrics of the King’s hit, “Suspicious Minds.”
Peña really got into it once "Late Show" bandleader Paul Shaffer started playing the notes. What followed was a mini-performance that thrilled the audience.
Even Letterman was moved. “I kind of want to hug you now,” he said before embracing Peña. The rescued miner is a devoted Elvis fan and has been invited to visit Graceland during his visit to the States.
Click here to watch Peña's performance.
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