Taylor Swift made a huge decision Friday when she canceled all of her shows and concerts due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m so sad I won’t be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision,” the 30-year-old pop singer tweeted to her millions of fans, along with a link to a statement about how it was necessary to fight COVID-19. The post was noted by Billboard magazine. (RELATED: Here Are The Members Of Congress Self-Quarantining After Meeting Person With Coronavirus At CPAC)
“Please, please stay healthy and safe,” she added. “I’ll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what’s important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us.” (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)
I’m so sad I won’t be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision. Please, please stay healthy and safe. I’ll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what’s important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us. pic.twitter.com/qeiMk2Tgon
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 17, 2020
“Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority,” the statement from the “ME!” hitmaker read. “Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time.”
“With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year,” the statement added. “The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year.”
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The statement went on to explain that tickets will be honored for a new show date. However, for those that want refunds for the U.S. Lover Fest shows, those will be available starting May 1, subject to Ticketmaster terms.
“Thank you so much for understanding,” the statement concluded. “We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future.”