To celebrate his 30th birthday, Olympic figure-skating medalist Adam Rippon performed a stunning skate to Ben Platt’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s classic “River.”
“Today is my 30th birthday. I couldn’t be more grateful for everything and everyone in my life. Thank you for always sending love and positive energy my way. I hope I’m always able to do the same for you,” Rippon wrote on Instagram.
“I wanted to do something fun for myself so I asked one of my old skating choreographers, Cindy Stuart, to put this together with me. She is amazing. And Ben Platt is also amazing (duh) and when I heard him do a cover of this song I knew I had to skate to it,” Rippon added.
Bronze medalist Rippon rose to fame during the 2018 Winter Olympics when he skated with pride for the United States while also standing up to notoriously homophobic Mike Pence by refusing to meet with him.
Tony Award-winner Platt’s version of “River” appeared in Netflix’s The Politician, which dropped in September.