Uh, Oops: Taylor Swift Got Stuck on Stage During Her Concert Last Night

"This thing is broken."

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Well, this has to be pretty high up there on the list of Worst Nightmares for a Performer. While putting on her concert in Washington, D.C. last night, Taylor Swift got *stuck* on an elevated platform.

The singer had just finished bringing on a special guest—surprise, it was Lorde—and had moved to a different part of the stage before realizing it wasn't working properly.

"They just told me in my ear that I might be stuck up here forever," she told the crowd during her gig, according to E! News (opens in new tab). "This thing is broken."

"I was just thinking about how I was singing a song about rain and it rained today…it's not that funny...We're just gonna have to re-choreograph the entire show," she continued. "It's fine. Whatever. It's gonna be a unique show D.C.!"

Thankfully they got her down swiftly (sorry/had to) and the show could go on.

Now, a look back at nicer times—AKA before the malfunction—when T-Swift and Lorde performed "Royals" together.

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