Emotional Lana Del Rey Admits Kidnapping Threat Left Her “A Little Bit Nervous”

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On Friday (February 2), Lana Del Rey performed in Orlando, Florida, where local police reported that they arrested a man outside the show who was allegedly armed with a knife and had made a “credible threat” to kidnap the singer. Del Rey initially responded to the incident in a Sunday tweet, writing “I’m doing fine thanks for the messages” and inviting fans to her next concert, February 5 in Atlanta.

At last night’s Atlanta show, a teary-eyed Del Rey confessed that the Florida incident understandably left her feeling a little more shaken up than she’d expected when she stepped onstage. Here’s what she told the audience:

I am actually just feeling a little more emotional than I thought after what happened in Orlando, but I just really wanted to be here with you guys tonight. And actually I was feeling totally fine, and then just got, I don’t know, a little bit nervous right when I got on stage. So I just want to say that I am super happy to be with you guys, and if I’m a little bit feathery, just bear with me, okay?

The man arrested in Orlando faces charges of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. Del Rey has eight more dates remaining on her L.A. to the Moon Tour, which wraps up at the end of the month in Hawaii; please protect her at all costs.

Watch a fan-shot video clip of Del Rey’s comments to last night’s Atlanta crowd below (via Stereogum).


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