CHICAGO — Taylor Swift was breathless after this concert moment in Chicago.
Swift, performing at Soldier Field on Sunday as part of her Eras Tour, accidentally swallowed a bug while introducing pianist Karina DePiano during the final night of her three-show stop in the Windy City, People reported. The 33-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer turned around to cover her mouth and coughed, the magazine reported.
“I just swallowed a bug,” Swift said, clutching her throat, according to WMAQ-TV. “It’s just stupid.”
“Oh, delicious. Oh, God. Is there any chance that none of you saw that?”
“It’s fine ... I swallowed it,” Swift told the audience, which broke out into laughter. “This is gonna happen again tonight. There’s so many bugs. There’s thousand of them.”
Appropriately, Swift then launched into a rendition of “Tolerate It,” as part of the show’s “Evermore” section, People reported.
It was not the only time that Swift was bugged during her performance. Earlier, she had a microphone issue that she downplayed with a splash of humor, gesticulating and mugging for the crowd until a replacement was found, WMAQ reported.
Swift had tried to start her song, “Lover,” but no one could hear her, Billboard reported. She tinkered with the microphone before a stage technician swapped out the malfunctioning piece of equipment.
“All right, guys, let’s start this over again,” Swift told the crowd. “None of that happened … Let’s take a second in our memories, rewind ‘em back, none of that happened. We’re back to 36 seconds ago.”
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