Taylor Swift Jokes Her ‘Life Flashed’ Before Her Eyes After Slipping During Tokyo Show

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Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos on November 17, 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.  - Credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs onstage during "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos on November 17, 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. - Credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images

Taylor Swift, we need you in the Super Bowl crowdplease don’t get injured.

During Swift’s show in Tokyo Friday, the singer tripped and almost fell while singing from atop the Folklore house of her Eras Tour set. Before performing “Betty,” she addressed the incident, joking her “life flashed before my eyes.”

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

“I’m just so happy that I didn’t fall off the folklore cabin, you know what I mean?” she said before releasing a lengthy sigh. “What a great night in Tokyo! Right as I was taking my harness off, too.”

After winning Album of the Year and Pop Vocal Album for Midnights at the Grammys Sunday, Swift jetted off to Japan to kick off her Eras Tour overseas shows. At her first show back, at the Tokyo Dome, the singer launched into the live debut of “Dear Reader,” a deep cut from the deluxe edition of Midnights.

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

By the time she picks up the tour in May, she will have released her latest studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, set for release on April 19. During 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 treat for the concert.

“I thought, ‘OK, if I’m lucky enough to get up there and win one thing tonight, I’m just gonna do it. I’m just gonna announce my new album,’” Swift told the audience. “And luckily enough, that ended up happening. My backup plan was 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 tell you about it on stage at the Grammys. And now we can talk about it afterward, we can do like a debrief tonight.”

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