Miley Cyrus’ Plane Struck By Lightning, Forced To Make Emergency Landing

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Pop star Miley Cyrus had to cancel her concert in Paraguay on Tuesday, after her plane was struck by lightning and forced to make an emergency landing.

Cyrus was expected to headline the Asunciónico festival in the country’s capital, but her plane was caught in a storm while flying out of Columbia, and took damage from the lightning strike. 

“To my fans and everyone worried after hearing about my flight to Asunción. Our plane was caught in a major unexpected storm and struck by lightning,” she tweeted. “My crew, band, friends and family who were all traveling with me are safe after an emergency landing.”

The “Wrecking Ball” singer shared a brief clip of fellow passengers gasping as lightning struck the plane. 


She also posted a photo of the damage the plane incurred from the meteorological event, along with the capiton: “We were unfortunately unable to fly into Paraguay.”


The “Party In The U.S.A.” singer dedicated an acapella version of her new single “Stay” to her Paraguayan fans, which she recorded in the bathtub of her South American hotel room the next day. 

Cyrus wasn’t the only performer to miss the festival. Due to extreme weather conditions that led to massive flash flooding in Asunción, organizers were forced to cancel the first day of the event, which included sets by Doja Cat, the Foo Fighters, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Kelly, however, did not let the storm rain out his parade. When the concert grounds flooded, the “My Ex’s Best Friend” singer set up giant speakers outside of his hotel and performed an impromptu show for the throngs of fans gathered outside of the entrance.  

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