Taylor Swift Trips on Stage During Tokyo Show


Taylor Swift tripped on stage during a performance in Tokyo on Friday night.

The show was her third of four performances in Japan, marking her highly anticipated return to the stage on her record-breaking Eras Tour. The pop singer performed a number of her greatest hits at the sold-out show at the Tokyo Dome in front of 55,000 fans.

The X account (formerly Twitter) @tswifterastour posted a video of the mishap, in which Swift can be seen tripping as she walks down a roof, which is a part of the set on stage, while performing.

The roof is covered in fake grass and Swift usually perches herself there while she sings to the crowd.

X account @tswifterastour also shared a post on the news, explaining that Swift “accidentally tripped on the steps of the folklore cabin.” The cabin is a reconstruction of where Swift recorded her Folklore album, a cabin located in New York’s Hudson Valley.

“My life flashed before my eyes,” she said, according to the social media account.

Newyork Verified contacted Swift’s publicist for comment via email Friday.

People took to the comment sections of the social media posts to share their concern and admiration for the singer.

Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at Tokyo Dome on February 7, 2024. She tripped on stage during a performance on Friday.

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“I love the Errors Tour,” one fan joked using a play on words.

“I’m really glad that she wears that safety harness strap because if she didn’t have it and she lost her balance just a little more that could ended in a nasty fall,” said another.

“Oh no, I hope she’s okay! Trips happen to the best of us, but I’m sure she handled it with grace like the pro she is,” a third person wrote.

A fourth added: “Be careful beautiful.”

It wasn’t the only mishap that Swift has experienced while performing in Tokyo, as on Wednesday night, she nearly fell off her chair during a performance of her song “Vigilante S***.”

The singer-songwriter miscalculated the positioning of a chair she danced on during the performance and was seen stumbling before regaining her composure.

A video circulating on X showed her hovering in a squat position momentarily before gracefully steadying herself and continuing the performance without missing a beat.

Swift’s concerts in Japan follow her attendance at the 52nd Grammy Awards on February 4. The pop superstar made history when she won Album of the Year a fourth time for her record-breaking Midnights.

Her success on the night didn’t end there, as she also won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, her 13th Grammy win. During her acceptance speech, Swift said that she had been recording her next album, The Tortured Poets Department, in secret. It is due to be released in April.

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During her February 7 performance in Japan, Swift revealed that she had been working on the upcoming new album “since right after” Midnights.

“I’ve been working on it for about two years, I worked on it throughout the U.S. tour. And when it was perfect, in my opinion, when it was good enough for you, I finished it,” she said. “I’m so, so, so excited that soon you’ll get to hear it and we’ll get to experience that together. I’m over the moon that you guys care about my music. It still blows my mind.”

The pop star’s surprises didn’t end there, as she revealed that there was a chance that she would have announced her upcoming record in Tokyo instead of at the Grammys.

She told the crowd that she had decided that if she won anything at the awards show, she would announce The Tortured Poets Department but if she didn’t win, she had another option.

“My backup plan was I going to do it tonight in Tokyo,” she said.

Update, 02/09/2024 8:15 a.m. ET: This article was updated with additional information.