Taylor Swift revealed she has a fear of violence after attacks at concerts in Manchester, England, and Las Vegas leading her to carry army grade bandages in her personal life. Swift wrote an essay for Elle magazine on 30 lessons she has learned ahead of her 30th birthday, saying she carries QuikClot army grade bandage dressing which is for gunshot or stab wounds. The Look What You Made Me Do singer said she was completely terrified to go on her stadium tour for her sixth album, Reputation, after attacks at other large concert venues.
Swift pointed to the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017 that killed 23 people at an Ariana Grande concert and the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival that left 59 people dead. I was completely terrified to go on tour this time because I didn’t know how we were going to keep 3 million fans safe over seven months, Swift wrote in the essay published Wednesday. There was a tremendous amount of planning, expense, and effort put into keeping my fans safe. The 38-stop tour ended up breaking the record for the highest-grossing U.S. tour with $266.1 million, according to Billboard.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Dobrev rose to fame after playing Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries (2009-17). She has also been a part of films such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Let’s Be Cops (2014), The Final Girls (2015), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) and Flatliners (2017). Swift has previously expressed support for gun control measures and school safety initiatives, making a donation last year to the March for Our Lives rally after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.