Kylie Minogue returns to stage in Germany after social media threats force her to get armed security guards
After the show took place in Hamburg, a town in northern Germany, Minogue took to Instagram to thank all her fans for singing along with her and addressed the security scare
British-Australian singer Kylie Minogue returned to the stage on the night of November 25 after she reportedly received death threats from an unnamed man online. After the show took place in Hamburg, a town in northern Germany, Minogue took on her Instagram thanking all her fans for singing along with her and also spoke of the security scare. She wrote: "Thank you #HAMBURG. The final show on the European leg of the #GoldenTour. 💛 I made it over the finish line… just! Thanks for singing along with me."
The 'Can't Get You Outta My Head' songstress took her Golden Tour to Germany last week and had to reportedly have an additional 20 armed security guards after the 50-year-old received a threat from an unnamed man on social media, Metro reported.
A representative for the singer said in a statement: "There was additional security at the Cologne show following an individual making threats via social media. Given the nature of these threats, the police felt it necessary to take extra precautionary measures. We have routine security procedures in place for all concerts which will continue to be in effect for the remaining shows."
The spokesperson added: "These procedures are continually reviewed and revised to ensure we are doing everything possible in order to create the safest environment for everyone in attendance."
It was also claimed that the armed guards at the venue were carrying submachine guns after the threats Minogue received were said to have come from a "mentally disturbed Belgian man". It is also said that there were pictures of the man put up around the Palladium so that the 2,500 concert-goers could keep an eye out for him in case he did turn up.
Kylie Ann Minogue rose to fame when she starred in the Australian soap opera 'Neighbours' where she played a tomboy mechanic called Charlene Robinson.
She appeared in the series for two whole years and Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan, in an episode of the series that was viewed by almost 20 million people in the UK. This made it one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever made.
Since then, Minogue has been a recording artiste and managed to achieve commercial and critical success in the entertainment industry. The singer has also been recognized by a few honorific titles in her prolific career, most notably the title of 'Princess of Pop'. She is also recognized as the highest-selling Australian artiste of all time by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).