Taylor Swift Announces Shocking Life Update

As a new era approaches, an important life chapter is coming to an end

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Author’s Note: Information used in this article can be found on NBC News and the New York Times Magazine.

Taylor Swift is a common household name that most people are familiar with, and you may live under a rock if you aren’t. Swift signed with a record label in 2005 and released her debut album the following year, so she is no stranger to living in the limelight. However, as she continues touring and promoting the release of her new album, “The Tortured Poet Department,” Swift has released a statement that has shocked members of the press. 

As mentioned previously, Swift has lived a life of fame for nearly twenty years. While many people wish to live a life of fame and fortune, there are certain consequences that come with living with everyone’s eyes on you. From feuding with other celebrities, like Kanye West and Katy Perry, to having to re-release countless albums due to battles over legal rights, Taylor Swift has seen it all. 

It only makes sense that since Swift continues to release music, she continues to gain popularity, but her growth has been exponential within just the past few years. Following the close releases between “Folklore” and “Evermore,” re-releasing of past albums and the vast commercial success of “Midnights,” Swift has seen her popularity skyrocket and grow in intensity.

 “I want to find something else that can give me what I’m looking for. The older I get, the more I feel like I need to find my peace outside of being the center of attention.”

-Taylor Swift on her reasoning for this extreme career and life change

However, we know that fame comes with a price, and it always comes to collect. In late January of this year, a man was arrested three times within five days after being accused of stalking Swift. David Crowe, 33, was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge and was issued the protective order he violated soon after. It is also reported that he has been seen more than thirty times since November 25 and was held without bail. 

It is important to mention, though, that this is just one case that is particularly difficult to deal with, not to mention emotionally traumatizing. Many celebrities struggle to deal with fame, especially when so much of their life has been centered around being in the spotlight. 

While Swift has had her struggles, it is safe to say that they never truly stopped her from being successful. This is why Swift’s statement to Manhattan-based journalist, Evelyn Johnson, has come as such a shock to everyone. Johnson reported that Swift revealed her plans to move on with her life.

 “I want to find something else that can give me what I’m looking for. The older I get, the more I feel like I need to find my peace outside of being the center of attention,” Swift stated as she tried to explain her reasoning. While she elaborated on her interest in leaving the music industry, Swift made a point to offer her appreciation for her fans and everyone who has supported her throughout her career.

Swift still plans on continuing the rest of her “Eras Tour,” releasing her newest album and a tour to follow its release. Seeing that there are no issues in fulfilling these plans, Swift will take her exit from the industry following them. While she has still expressed interest in collaborating with other artists as a writer, fans should not expect any solo work from Swift. While a number has not been disclosed, Swift has reported to be interested in using future earnings as a way to work with various non-profit organizations that have missions related to climate change and wildlife reservation. 

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