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Taylor Swift suffers a stage malfunction on tour

Taylor Swift was stuck on a raised catwalk when it broke down during her concert in Washington, D.C. on Monday night (13Jul15).

The Shake It Off hitmaker uses a runway during her 1989 World Tour show, and it can lift her high above the crowd and rotate while she is strapped in at either end.


During the gig at Nationals Park on Monday, Swift was singing on the elevated platform when it broke and she could not come down, but she continued the show until the set was fixed a few minutes later.


Video footage shows Swift telling the crowd, "I'll just be here forever, stuck up here unless I choose to jump down. In the meantime, I'm gonna sing a song for you called Clean and I hope you'll sing along."


According to E! News, after the problem was fixed, Swift added, "I'm so happy, you guys!... I didn't know what I was going to do!"


Another highlight of the show was when the star brought her singer friend Lorde onstage as a surprise guest. They performed Lorde's hit debut single Royals.