This is her trying … not to wipe out in front of tens of thousands of people in Tokyo. At the Friday (Feb. 9) Eras Tours top in Japan, Taylor Swift tripped and nearly fell while performing “The 1” during her Folklore set before skillfully catching herself.
In a video captured by one Swiftie in attendance, the 34-year-old pop star closes out the song while sitting on the roof of a cabin structure. During the track’s final instrumental bars, she stands up and starts to make her way down to the main stage, but trips and lurches forward.
Swift quickly regained her footing. Before starting the next song, she breathes a sigh of relief as the audience chuckles.
“I almost fell off the Folklore cabin, but I didn’t,” she says into her microphone before joking, “And that’s the lesson. My life flashed before my eyes.”
“I’m good, it’s all good,” she adds. “I’m just so happy that I didn’t fall of the Folklore cabin, you know what I mean? What a great night in Tokyo.”
Friday’s show marked the third of four planned Eras dates at the Tokyo Dome, with Swift’s final night at the venue slated for Saturday (Feb. 10). Immediately afterward, fans expect she’ll fly back to the states in order to make it to Las Vegas in time for the Super Bowl, where her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers.
At Wednesday’s (Feb. 7) show in Japan, the “Karma” singer opened up about her historic album of the year win at the 2024 Grammys days earlier, and revealed how long she’s been working on her newly announced album, The Tortured Poets Department. “I’ve been working on it for about two years,” she told the crowd. “I kept working on it throughout the U.S. tour, and when it was perfect — in my opinion when it’s good enough for you — I finished it, and I am so, so excited that soon you’ll get to hear it.”
Watch Swift joke about her near fall in Tokyo below.
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