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Taylor Swift Chips Her Tooth Onstage

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Taylor Swift is a consummate professional, and there’s no disputing it — especially after she chipped her generous chompers onstage and kept right on with the show.

The incident went down in Pittsburgh, Penn. on the July 6 stop of her Red tour with Ed Sheeran.

Swift revealed to Rolling Stone, “Tonight I was particularly hung up on not chipping another tooth like last show in Pittsburgh, definitely. It had a tip on [the tooth] and it doesn’t anymore.”

Ouch! How’d that happen?

“I try to be really quick with the microphone, so I’m not standing there just waiting to sing with my mic right next to my face, so I really quickly pulled my mic up to sing and basically uppercut punched myself in the tooth,” she admitted. “And then part of it fell onto the stage and I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder how bad that was. I wonder which tooth that is and I wonder how bad that is,’ and I was just trying not to chip another one tonight. I’m not doing anything about it. It’s just gonna be a little bit jagged, I guess.”

T-Swizzle, it sounds like you need a mouthguard — or maybe some more practice with the occasionally awkward choreography!

Swift confessed that the chipped tooth may be a result of being a little bit distracted by her fans’ signs in the arenas in which she performs. “Sometimes I get really caught up in reading the signs, and if I get too caught up I will start to read the signs when I’m singing, so I have to make sure I’m only reading signs in musical breaks,” she said. “[The signs] are all pretty out there most of the time, which I like. There will be people who just make a giant, huge picture of my cat’s face, so big that it’s all I can see, and that usually gets my attention. My cat out there, giant photocopy of her, eight foot by eight foot.”

To be fair, have you seen Meredith? She’s so cute, we’d be distracted, too!

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