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"Hurt" is a song by Trent Reznor first released as a promotional single on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. In 2002, "Hurt" was covered by Johnny Cash to critical acclaim; it was Cash's final hit before his death. Its accompanying video, featuring images from Cash's life up to his final months, was named the best video of the year by the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards. Cash's video was directed by Mark Romanek.
The video for "Hurt", a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song, and generally recognized as 'his epitaph', from American IV received particular critical and popular acclaim.