Taylor Swift Recovers After Slipping at Tokyo Show, Jokes About It

Taylor Swift, we need you in the Super Bowl crowd — please don't hurt yourself.

During Swift's show in Tokyo on Friday, the singer tripped and nearly fell while singing from the top of the Folklore home of his Eras Tour set. Before performing “Betty,” she spoke about the incident, joking that “life flashed before my eyes.”

“I almost fell off the Folklore cabin, but I didn't do it. And that’s the lesson,” she told the crowd. “My life flashed before my eyes, yeah, no, I'm fine. It's perfect! Everything is fine. Everything is very good!”

“I’m so glad I didn’t fall out of the folk hut, you know what I mean?” » she said before letting out a long sigh. “What a beautiful evening in Tokyo! Just as I was taking off my harness too.

After winning Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album for Midnights On Sunday at the Grammys, Swift flew to Japan to kick off her overseas concerts on the Eras tour. During her first concert, at the Tokyo Dome, the singer launched into the live debut of “Dear Reader”, a deep sample from the deluxe edition of Midnights.

Swift will perform three more shows in Tokyo before heading to Australia later this month — afterward, of course, she'll stop in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl as an honorary member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Over the next few months, the singer will perform in Singapore, Sweden, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Austria, the United States and in Canada.


By the time she returns to touring in May, she will have released her latest studio album, The Department of Tortured Poetsscheduled for release on April 19. At the Tokyo concert, Swift revealed that if she hadn't won an award at the Grammys on Sunday, where she announced the album's title and release date, she would have saved it as a gift for the concert.

“I said to myself, 'OK, if I have a chance to get up there and win something tonight, I'm going to do it.' I'm just going to announce my new album,'” Swift told the audience. “And fortunately, it ended up happening. My backup plan was that I was going to do it tonight in Tokyo. But thanks to you and your support, I was lucky enough to win a Grammy and talk to you about it on stage at the Grammys. And now we can talk about it afterwards, we can debrief this evening.

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