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Lana Del Rey opens up about kidnap attempt against her for the first time

Lana Del Rey has emotionally discussed the recent kidnap attempt against her while on stage in Atlanta.

Earlier this week Far Out reported the news that a 43-year-old Florida man has been arrested outside her concert armed with tickets and a weapon.

According to a police report, Michael Hunt was arrested outside of a venue on Lana Del Rey’s tour in Orlando, Fla after the Orlando Police Department received a tip about the man’s unusual behaviour.

Del Rey was due to perform the Amway Centre and where Mr Hunt was found with a weapon and tickets to her concert. The official police report explains how the man was charged for stalking with a credible threat and aggravated kidnapping with a weapon.

Now, discussing the what happened for the first time, Del Rey looked visibly shaken while talking to the crowd: “After what happened in Orlando, I just really wanted to be here with you guys tonight,” Del Rey says before seemingly wiping away the tears.

“I was totally feeling fine and then I just got a little bit nervous when I got on stage. I just want to say that I’m super happy to be here with you guys. But if I’m a little bit feathery, bear with me,” she added.


Hunt was being held at Orange County Jail without bond.

Taken to custody at 9pm, Hunt was said to be carrying a 3-inch folding knife and aroused suspicion when he shared “cryptic and threatening” posts on social media toward the singer: “I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one,” Hunt wrote on Jan. 30.

It is also believed that Hunt posted a disturbing video on Facebook in which he rambles and shifts nervously, saying: “I’m going to probably finish out her tour with her, obviously, and dance and talk and figure out what we’re going to do,” he said.

“I’m letting my feet rest before I take off with Lana,” he added.