Lana Del Rey Opens Up About Foiled Kidnapping Plot By Alleged Stalker
Lana Del Rey continues her Lust For Life North American concert tour despite the arrest of a fan before a performance in Orlando, Florida.
On Friday, the authorities took into custody a 43-year-old man on charges of aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping. Identified as Michael Hunt, the fan was in possession of a knife and a concert ticket at the time of the arrest.
Police found him a couple of hundred feet away from Amway Center where Del Rey was set to perform. The concert in Orlando went on without a hitch, however, and Hunt never had a chance to get close to the singer.
The 32-year-old made a statement on Sunday, Feb. 4, assuring fans that she is well and inviting everyone to see her in Atlanta the next day.
However, at her concert on Monday, Feb. 5, Del Rey admitted that the incident has left her shaken.
The Show Must Go On
"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," the "Young and Beautiful" singer said onstage in front of fans.
"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 video was captured by a fan who attended the performance at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Del Rey still has seven more shows remaining on her "L.A. to the Moon Tour." Her next stop will be at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 6, Thursday.
Meanwhile, the award-winning musician has revealed that she has new, never-been-heard music that she might release sometime soon. In an interview with Pitchfork at the red carpet of the 2018 Grammy Awards in January, Del Rey talked about a song called "Bartender."
"I've got a couple of other tracks. I've got this weird track called 'Bartender' that doesn't belong to a record yet," she shared.
Del Rey added that she hopes to create a video for the song.