Singer Tiffany reveals reason for her on-stage meltdown

Tiffany is apologizing for cursing out fans during a trainwreck performance in Florida on Sunday, saying she had a “panic attack” on stage and is “horrified” by her antics.

The singing sensation, 50, was filmed verbally abusing concertgoers partway through performing her 1987 smash “I Think We’re Alone Now” at a show in Melbourne.

“F–k you guys!” the former teen idol was heard yelling at the crowd. “This is my hit! I’m gonna sing it right!”

After the abuse, Tiffany launched into a chorus of the catchy tune, but her vocals were ear-splitting and off-key.

On Wednesday, the crooner took to Instagram to share a two-minute video explaining the reason for her on-stage “meltdown,” saying she lost her voice and began to panic.

“I had no clue I had a vocal problem. I’m not sick. I got up there [on stage] and it just wasn’t there, and it literally freaked me out,” Tiffany stated.

“I panicked. It’s not often I lose my voice. I got up there and just absolutely had a panic attack. I had a meltdown.”

The 80s sensation went on to apologize to the fans who were subjected to her verbal spray.


“I want to say thank you to everybody who was at the show. I love you guys, and I’m sorry for any off-color things that I said. It’s definitely not the norm for me,” she insisted.

Tiffany then turned teary as she thanked followers around the world who have expressed concern in the aftermath of the meltdown.

Tiffany is seen on stage in New York City in July of this year.
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“I don’t want to get all cry-y… I’m vulnerable and I’m human. I just had no idea that my voice wasn’t gonna show up that day, until the very moment,” the singer said.


“I’ve just been horrified the last couple of days because I’ve just not been in that situation.”

Tiffany then proved she was still able to belt out her hit song, singing several lines of “I Think We’re Alone Now” for her fans.

The on-stage meltdown came on the final leg of her US "Shadows" tour.
The on-stage meltdown came on the final leg of her US “Shadows” tour.

Followers flooded the comments section beneath the video with messages of support.

Sunday’s concert was the last on her US “Shadows” tour. The singer has performed more than a dozen shows across the country in the past month.