Can’t shake it off: Global superstar sets up Swift response for trauma
Taylor Swift has revealed she is so terrified of a terror attack at one of her shows she now carries stab and gunshot bandages with her everywhere she goes.
In an interview with Elle, the music sensation explained: "After the Manchester Arena bombing and the Vegas concert shooting, I was completely terrified to go on tour."
The star is referring to the Manchester attack that took place in May 2017, when suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert.
Just months following this, another brutal attack took place at a country music festival in Las Vegas. 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room, killing 58 people and leaving nearly 900 injured.
Taylor spoke of her worry at keeping her millions of fans safe throughout the seven month Reputation Tour in 2018.
The star assured that "there was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe”.
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