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Tim McGraw brushes off concert slap

Tim McGraw brushes off concert slap

TIM MCGRAW:The singer says he he felt the need to defend himself from the over-eager fan. Photo: Associated Press

Tim McGraw has brushed off the controversy surrounding video footage appearing to show the country superstar slapping a female fan at a concert, insisting: “There’s nothing to be said about it.”

The damning footage was shot at a show in Atlanta, Georgia last week, when McGraw was walking into the crowd, and his publicist subsequently played down the scandal by claiming the incident looked a lot worse than it was, explaining that the singer “instinctively swatted” the woman for pulling at his jeans, which were torn in the encounter.

Now McGraw has broken his silence about the concert incident, revealing he felt the need to defend himself from the over-eager fan.

He said, “Sometimes things can lose context and perspective. I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on. I think it was an unfortunate situation, I think, all the way around.

“But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on. It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there, you are vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react. There’s nothing to be said about it.”

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