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No matter what happens, he will not be scared away from doing what he loves and that’s a point he made abundantly clear in a new interview where he revealed a terrifying ordeal that happened when an obsessed fan took things to a whole new level.
In the days and months following several scary and tragic events at concerts both in the U.S. and abroad, many have questioned if the threat of violence and terrorism will have an impact on performers and their decision to play at certain venues.
Back in June 2016, ‘Voice’ star and rising pop singer Christina Grimmie was brutally gunned down at an Orlando concert venue, and more recently, an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was the target of a suicide bomber that killed 22 people and left many more with serious injuries. After tragic events like these, fans have wondered if it will impact the places and times that artists choose to perform.
Through his interview with Taste of Country, country music star Jerrod Niemann opens up about how he refuses to let fear and terror dictate his choice to perform – and opens up about a terrifying death threat that got very real for him.
Working through a busy tour schedule, Niemann finally ended up in a town that happened to be the home of a woman who had been sending death threats his way.
“I finally played her hometown and that’s when everything was supposed to go down,” he revealed in the interview. “Luckily our friends in law enforcement took care of it … She did show up. She showed up with a firearm and was arrested. It does get in your head, but you just have to do your thing and trust.”
“It’s just one of those things where you just have to do what you do and just have faith in the people that are our police officers or military and make sure everybody’s on the same page,” he furthers. “You just can’t stand behind an eight-inch glass pillar.”
Prepping for a performance this weekend, Niemann said he will honor the victims of the Manchester Bombing during that concert and even spoke a few words about moving forward from something like that.
“The best way to succeed after (events like Manchester) and to diminish fools and idiots is to just live your happy life not in fear. Sometimes that’s blind faith.”
Watch the full video from Taste of Country below.
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