Taylor Swift paused her Eras Tour concert in Chicago on Sunday after a bug flew into her mouth

Taylor Swift experienced a first during her Chicago stop on the Eras Tour.

While performing on Sunday, an insect flew into the 33-year-old singer’s mouth and caused her to momentarily pause the show.

A clip of the moment shared by a fan account @peaceofseven shows the “Midnights” singer covering her mouth to cough and turning away from the crowd before telling them in a choked-up voice: “I just swallowed a bug.”

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Swift, who had been about to launch into “Tolerate It,” one of the tracks from her album “Evermore,” apologized and turned her back to the crowd again to continue trying to cough up the bug as she said: “I’m totally fine. It’s just so stupid.”

“Oh, delicious,” she joked, before asking the crowd of 63,500 people: “Is there any chance none of you saw that?”



“It’s fine, it’s all… I’ve swallowed it. So I’m just gonna try not to do as many of those. This is gonna happen again tonight,” she continued with a laugh. “There’s so many bugs. There’s thousands of them.”

Fortunately, it looks like there wasn’t a repeat incident and Swift was able to perform the remaining 20 songs in her 44-song strong set list without any more insect encounters.

However, there were a few more hiccups during Swift’s three-night stint at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Just five songs in, she experienced technical difficulties as she launched into singing the title track of her seventh studio album, “Lover.”

Fan footage shows the Grammy winner attempting to sing into her microphone before realizing it wasn’t working. She tried to get it to work by repeatedly hitting it and playing with the switches at the bottom but eventually, a stage technician appeared at her side and swapped out her sparkly mic for a regular black one.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Swift unexpectedly tried to bring a young girl in the audience on stage during her performance of “22” after she became that night’s lucky recipient of her black top hat. However, she changed her mind and ushered the girl back down, telling her, “My brain just broke.”

Later on in the show, Swift shared with the audience that she was thinking of the fan’s safety.

“I’m just like, ‘I’m going to bring her on the stage, I’m just going to hug her and bring her on the stage,'” she said, per a clip shared on Twitter. “And then I remembered we don’t have a safe way to get her off the stage.”

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