Taylor Swift gets emotional on stage at final Liverpool show after ex Joe Alwyn breaks silence on their split

Taylor Swift had an emotional performance on Saturday night.

While on stage during her last Liverpool show, the “Fortnight” singer, 34, was seen fighting back tears.

Inside Anfield stadium (which seats up to 60,000), the singer performed “Champagne Problems” and looked visibly overwhelmed by the audience’s reaction.

Taylor Swift looked visibly overcome with emotion during her recent performance in Liverpool. ZUMAPRESS.com
Swift, who celebrated her 100th show on the Eras Tour this week, told the crowd on Saturday, “I love you so much, Liverpool, thank you!” Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

After a lengthy applause from the crowd, Taylor picked up her microphone and said, “It is genuinely such an honor to play for a crowd like this. That fact that you would do that for us — I love you so much, Liverpool. Thank you.”

Swift also celebrated her 100th Eras Tour show earlier this week.

The next stop on her Eras Tour is Cardiff on Tuesday. She also has shows in London from June 21 to June 23.

The emotional moment comes after her ex-boyfriend of more than six years, Joe Alwyn broke his silence on their relationship. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto/Shutterstock
Alwyn reflected on their breakup calling it a “hard thing to navigate” due to added factor of fame. GC Images

Swift’s show of emotion comes after her ex-boyfriend of more than six years Joe Alwyn broke his silence on their breakup. The couple officially called it quits in April 2023.

“I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathise and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years,” he told the Times in an interview published Saturday. “That is a hard thing to navigate.”

“What is unusual and abnormal in this situation is that, one week later,” he added, “it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in.”

“There is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said. I have made my peace with that,” he said. Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty Images
Swift and Alwyn officially called it quits in April 2023. / SplashNews.com

Alwyn, 33, continued noting how the fame of their relationship further played a role in their breakup by being thrust into the media “where it is then dissected, speculated on, pulled out of shape beyond recognition.”

“And the truth is, to that last point, there is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said. I have made my peace with that,” he said.

Alwyn also made it clear he’s never visited The Black Dog pub in London that Swift referenced on her latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department.”

Swift also referenced her ex on her latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department.” Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
Swift has since moved on publicly with Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce. GC Images

While he does enjoy “seeing friends, traveling, going to the pub,” the actor also said he’s “never been to Vauxhall.” The pub is located at 112 Vauxhall Walk.

In “The Black Dog,” Swift, who has since publicly moved on with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, sings about seeing an ex “walk into some bar called The Black Dog” to “pierce new holes in [her] heart.”

The lyrics have since led the pub to become a landmark for Swifties and the bar has since started selling merch inspired by the song.