Taylor Swift Carries ‘Army Grade’ Bandages Out Of Fear Of Being Shot

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Taylor Swift takes her safety and security very seriously.

The superstar singer revealed in an Elle profile Wednesday that she carries QuikClot army-grade bandage dressing in case of gunshot or stab wounds. Swift also said that “a tremendous amount of planning, expense and effort” were put into the safety of her fans at concerts after the Manchester bombing during an Ariana Grande show. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)


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The most jarring moment of the profile might have been when Swift revealed that every address she’s ever had has been made public, and that she must prepare for bad things after “you get enough stalkers trying to break into your house.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)


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I know it’s easy to just think celebrities have it so easy with all the money they make, but there is a downside to everything.

Imagine living in so much fear of being shot or stabbed that you carry “army-grade” bandages to dress a gunshot wound.

I’m sure she already does, but Swift should have armed security around the clock. It’s not exactly a secret that she’s had problems with stalkers. Given how much money she has, there’s no reason for her not to employ people well-trained in asset protection to be around her all the time.

Again, she might already do that. I’m sure she does, but she should start immediately if not.


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I don’t envy living with the fear that constantly has you looking over your shoulder. I don’t envy it one bit. Can’t we all agree to just leave her alone and let her make great music?

Sounds like a plan that we should all be able to get behind. The last thing we need is a stressed-out Taylor Swift.

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