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Katy Perry's Philippines show delayed by bomb scare

Katy Perry was evacuated from her recent concert in the Philippines after a terrifying bomb scare.

The I Kissed a Girl hitmaker was due to perform the final show of her California Dreams world tour with a gig at Manila's SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in January (12) when police were called to the venue to check out a suspicious package backstage.

Katy Perry was rushed out of the arena as bomb experts scoured the area and the delay to the start of her show was subsequently blamed on a "security issue".

But now the singer is opening up about the real reason behind the hold-up - and admits the scary incident left her in tears.

She tells Interview magazine, "You know those bomb-sniffing dogs? They were everywhere. They started sniffing out this backpack that was near my dressing room.

"Well, they had to put me in an armoured car, and I think I started crying at one point because I was just so overwhelmed."

The suspicious backpack proved to be harmless - much to the singer's relief.

She says, "But we came to find out at the very end that it was chicken in the backpack that the dogs were sniffing and not something else... We call it the chicken bomb now."

The concert in Manila was the last of Katy Perry's 124-date trek.