Travis Kelce Shares the Nerve-Wracking Moment He Joined Taylor Swift Onstage: ‘Don’t Drop the Baby’

Travis shares his experience and nerves about joining Swift onstage during her Eras Tour

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce onstage with her dancers. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce onstage with her dancers. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)

Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end, recently made headlines for his unexpected cameo during Taylor Swift‘s Eras Tour stop in London.

On the latest episode of his popular “New Heights” podcast, which he co-hosts with his brother Jason Kelce, Travis recounted the excitement and anxiety he felt while carrying Swift onstage.

Kelce, 34, admitted that he had one primary concern during the performance: ensuring Swift’s safety. “The one thing I told myself is, do not drop the baby.

Do not drop Taylor on your way over this damn couch,” he shared with a mix of seriousness and humor. “The golden rule was do not drop Taylor, get her to the couch safely.”

The surprise appearance stemmed from a playful suggestion by Travis. During an earlier conversation with Swift, he floated the idea of making a cameo during the “1989” segment of her show. “I initially mentioned it to Tay,” he told Jason. “I was like, ‘How funny would it be if I just rolled out on one of the bikes during the 1989 era.'”

Swift, also 34, initially laughed off the idea but then took it seriously. “‘Would you seriously be up for doing something like that?’ she asked,” Travis recounted. His enthusiastic response was immediate: “I was just like, ‘What? I would love to do that, are you kidding me?’ I’ve seen the show enough — might as well put me to work here.”

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KIRSTY HATCHER)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, KIRSTY HATCHER)

Swift soon found the perfect moment for Travis to join her onstage, seamlessly integrating him into the performance.

The football star’s excitement was palpable as he recounted the experience on the podcast. “Sure enough, she found the perfect part of the show for me to come in,” he said.

Travis didn’t just stop at recounting his cameo; he hinted at the possibility of future appearances. “Shout out to Tay for letting me jump on stage with her. Who knows? Might not be the last time,” he teased. “You guys will have to keep showing up to the Eras Tour to see if I pop out of the stage or whatnot.”

The camaraderie and mutual respect between Travis and Taylor were evident throughout the podcast episode.

Their playful banter and behind-the-scenes anecdotes provided a rare glimpse into the coordination and spontaneity involved in such high-profile performances.

Travis’s podcast with his brother Jason, an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles, has gained a loyal following for its mix of sports insights, personal stories, and humor.

The episode featuring Travis’s Eras Tour appearance was no exception, offering fans a blend of entertainment and behind-the-scenes looks at the lives of these two NFL stars.

Jason, 36, couldn’t help but poke fun at his younger brother’s nervousness. “So, did you drop her?” he jokingly asked. Travis laughed, replying, “No, man. I got her to the couch safe and sound. Mission accomplished.”

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, GARETH CATTERMOLE/TAS24/GETTY)

The episode also touched on the larger cultural impact of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, which has been a monumental success worldwide.

Travis acknowledged Swift’s dedication and the meticulous planning that goes into her performances. “She’s a total professional,” he said. “The amount of work she puts into these shows is incredible.”

For fans of both Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, this crossover moment was a delight. It highlighted not only Travis’s willingness to step out of his comfort zone but also the fun and spontaneity that Swift brings to her performances.

As the podcast episode wrapped up, Travis reflected on the unique experience and expressed his gratitude. “It was such a cool moment. I’m just glad I didn’t mess it up,” he said with a grin. “Big thanks to Taylor for trusting me with that.”

Listeners were left with the tantalizing possibility of future collaborations between the football star and the pop sensation.

Whether or not Travis will make another appearance during Swift’s tour remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: fans will be eagerly awaiting any surprises that may come.

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