TOKYO, JAPAN – FEBRUARY 07: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS. Taylor Swift performs onstage during “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at Tokyo Dome on February 7, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christopher Jue/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management )
Taylor Swift continues to be the picture-perfect example of “the show must go on.”
During her third of four shows in Tokyo, Japan, on the evening of Feb. 9, 2024—which occurred in the early morning hours for North American fans—the musician narrowly avoided disaster as she slipped down a grass-covered set piece.
In a video reshared by a popular Eras Tour update account, the singer could be seen trekking down the slope of the roof of the folklore cabin. About halfway down, she lost her footing, throwing her hands out to the sides to help her catch her balance before she could slide the rest of the way down and over the edge.
After recovering, she glanced to the left, seemingly looking out at the crowd as if to gauge whether anyone caught it happening.
After she safely returned to the main stage, the “Long Story Short” singer addressed the near fall, telling the crowd, “I almost fell off the folklore cabin,” before performing “Betty.”
Another update account reposted a clip of the moment, where she continued, “but I didn’t and that’s…the lesson.” She added that “[her] life flashed before [her] eyes,” but it was “all good” by then. “Everything’s fine, everything’s great! I’m just so happy I didn’t fall off the folklore cabin, you know what I mean?”
As the video continued, she noted that it all went down just as she was unclipping her safety harness, meaning things could have taken a terrible turn.
But Swift didn’t dwell on the fact that her heart was certainly still pounding, smoothly transitioning into her preplanned speech and getting back on track.
The “Errors Tour” artist has suffered a number of gentle mishaps throughout the first year of her record-breaking show, from fumbled songs to wardrobe, technical, and stage malfunctions, but she rarely misses a beat when they do occur.