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Kacey Musgraves praises crowd's bravery at London show

Country star Kacey Musgraves fought back tears as she praised fans for their bravery by coming to her show in London just days after the Paris terror attacks.

The Follow Your Arrow singer performed at the city's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (18Nov15), less than a week after the French capital was devastated by a series of gun and bomb attacks, including a massacre at a rock concert, last Friday (13Nov15).

During the show, Musgraves told the audience she had been asked whether she wanted to cancel the show in light of the attacks in Paris, but she refused, and the singer thanked her fans for turning out despite the heightened security fears.

"Y'all so brave for coming out tonight," she told the crowd. "We just gotta move on and just live life and have fun... and not think about it."

She then appeared to wipe tears from her eyes as she declared, "I'm starting to get emotional... After the last few days of playing shows, I was asked if I wanted to cancel, and I really didn't want to, because music is very healing to everyone including me. So I just think it would be the wrong time to cancel... especially now."

More than 130 people were killed during the violence in Paris, including around 89 audience members at an Eagles of Death Metal concert. The atrocities prompted acts including Foo Fighters, U2 and Prince to scrap planned shows in the city.

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