Swift shared a live debut of the ‘Lover’ track, which originally features the Dixie Chicks, last night (April 18) with her piano for accompaniment. It was part of Global Citizen’s special coronavirus fundraiser event, which was lead by Lady Gaga and raised almost $128million (£102million).
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The gig featured performances from The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, and Stevie Wonder, while Beyoncé also joined the stream to make an emotional speech about the effects of the virus.
The pop star was due to play a number of shows and festivals around the world, including her own Lover Fest events in the US.
Sharing a statement about the cancellations on her social media pages, Swift said: “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.”