Upon intro to the track on her latest tour, the singer took the stage to address the elephant in the room. Swift has not performed the single live in concert since 2012.
“I get to stand on this stage every single night of this tour and watch some of the most beautiful things happen,” Swift told her adoring crowd. “I see so many beautiful interactions happen, and I hear so many stories about friends that were made at these shows. I watch it happen, and it’s the most unbelievable thing to watch.”
Taylor Swift on the release of ‘Speak Now’ TV before performing ‘Dear John’:
“I’m 33 years old, I don’t care about anything that happened to me when I was 19… I’m not putting this album out so you can go on the internet and defend me against someone you think I wrote a song… pic.twitter.com/cFQbKQk8vD
— Pop Base (@PopBase) June 25, 2023
“I’m 33 years old. I don’t care about anything that happened to me when I was 19,” Swift continued. “I’m not putting this album out so that you can go and should feel the need to defend me on the internet against someone you think I might have written a song about 14 billion years ago.”
Swift recently has been in the limelight after her split with the 1975 frontman Matty Healy. Many online believed the two were in a relationship, but Swift nor Healy outwardly came out and addressed the situation.