That would be Johnny Cash, of course… but only because you used the “crown of thorns” lyric.
The original “Hurt” was written by Trent Reznor, and uses an expletive for “thorns” but the person who played the song for Johnny knew he wouldn’t even consider the cover if it contained that word, so he changed it.
I love both versions and so did Trent, especially after he saw Johnny’s music video:
“I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning – different, but every bit as pure.”