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Taylor Swift cancels 2020 performances

Taylor Swift has canceled all of her 2020 performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Taylor Swift has canceled all of her 2020 performances due to the coronavirus pandemic. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 17 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift announced Friday that she is canceling all scheduled 2020 live performances. She will reschedule the U.S. and Brazil legs of her tour for 2021.

In a tweet, Swift expressed her regret but encouraged her fans to continue supporting the stay-at-home orders in many states, social distancing and other quarantine measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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"I'll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what's important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us," Swift wrote.

Swift also attached a screenshot of a larger statement from her tour citing the recommendations of Health organizations and governments as the reason for canceling Swift's live appearances and tours. They said tickets for U.S. and Brazil shows would transfer to the new dates when they are announced later this year. Ticketmaster will issue refunds upon request beginning May 1.

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Swift will perform on One World: Together at Home concert Saturday. Other acts include Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Paul McCartney and more.

One World: Together At Home begins at 8 p.m. EDT and airs simultaneously on NBC, CBS, ABC, ViacomCBS Networks, The CW, the BBC, iHeartMedia and other global networks and platforms.

Moments from Taylor Swift's career

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on November 7, 2007. File Photo by Frederick Breedon/UPI | License Photo

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