Terrifying footage of tornado made Taylor Swift help victims

Updated: May 12, 2011, 13:21 PM IST

Washington: Taylor Swift has revealed that it was after watching the scary footage of tornadoes that hit the U.S. southern states last month that she felt compelled to help the victims.

The country singer saw the video footage of the storm winds on the cellphones of her terrified dancers and musicians, who are from the areas hit worst by the natural disaster.

“We had some really scary days a few weeks ago in Nashville. We had tornado warnings and, even scarier, we were at rehearsals and all my dancers and band were getting texts from their relatives,” a website quoted her as saying.

"(There were) pictures of cyclones in their backyards and it was just terrifying.

“I was just thinking of what we could do to help all the victims of the devastation down there and we were at rehearsals, so I was like, Could we just open up the rehearsal to the public and sell tickets and give it all to... tornado victims in the south? We could do that, right? And it turns out we can, so that``s what we``re gonna do,” the singer added.

ANI