The bad dream hasn’t gone away since his college years
Singer Ryan Tedder shared an interesting bit with the BBC, claiming to have a particular recurring nightmare in which he fails as a college student.
The OneRepublic artist says he is given the bad news by his physical education professor, which effectively prevent him from graduating.
He shared: “I’ve had this one since college. It’s the last week of school, and I get a call from a professor saying, ‘You didn’t come to my class once this entire semester and I’m failing you, so you’re not going to graduate.’”
The 37-year-old frontman admitted that the nightmare actually has some truth to it. During his college years, he was to take part in a PE course that he didn’t know about and it almost caused him to fail as a result.
The star – who graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree – explained: “You know why I have that dream? Because that actually happened. I was enrolled on a physical education course, but I didn’t know and I missed every lesson.”
He went on to explain the unbelievable odds of him passing the course. Thankfully, Ryan’s success has proved that failure isn’t an option.
He continued: The guy said the only way he’d pass me was if I came in the next three days in a row, and ran two miles, then three miles, then five miles. And I had to do each one in a certain time. The three-mile race I had to do in 22 minutes, so a seven-minute mile, and I almost died.
After I did it, the guy looked at me and he shook his head, and he said, ‘You’re lucky you’re in decent shape because I was ready to fail you.'”