10:42pm PT by Lexy Perez, Katherine Schaffstall
Taylor Swift Gets Emotional Over Banana After Having Lasik Eye Surgery
Fans got to see a different side of Taylor Swift after Jimmy Fallon secretly joined forces with Swift's mom to debut a comical video of the singer during Thursday night's Tonight Show.
After Swift had Lasik eye surgery, Swift's mom Andrea managed to sneak footage of her daughter's recovery and secretly gave the late-night host the video to share to Swift during her visit.
"Can you see me by the way? Didn't you just get Lasik surgery?" Fallon asked Swift, causing the singer to look visibly confused. "I did, but how do you know that?" she asked, also joking that the surgery "was great." "I can see very well."
"They give you some hardcore pills after you have a laser in your eye," Swift explained, but continued to feel suspicious of what the late-night host's intentions were. "What is going on?"
As soon as Fallon breaks the news to Swift that he's about to air the clip, she is in disbelief. "For the television?" she asks.
"This is Taylor Swift, post-surgery," the late-night host laughingly says as he proceeds to introduce the video.
In the video the singer can be seen wearing a pair of protective goggles, eager to snack on a banana, but much to her dismay ends up picking the wrong one. As Swift tries to refrain from crying, her mom is overheard telling her, "Stop! You can't cry." Swift is then shown slowly eating the banana while laying down in her bed, leaving her mom to advise that she doesn't fall asleep.
"I'm not asleep. My mind is alive," the singer responds.
As Fallon laughed hysterically over the video, Swift is left shocked and embarrassed over her mom's secret footage. "That's on television," she says embarrassed. She later tells the host that her mom was "kind enough to drive me there but cruel enough to give it to you."
"Don't be mad at me," Fallon yells while struggling to hold his laughter. "Me and your mom have stayed in touch."
Later on, Swift explained how the video comes after a video of her drinking with her "You Need to Calm Down" music video co-stars sparked #DrunkTaylor to trend on Twitter. "I go from like zero to legitimately thinking I'm a wizard within, like, two drinks," she said.
Watch the soon-to-be viral video below.
Swift also spoke about Lover Fest, which are two-day festivals to promote her latest album Lover. The festivals will take place in Los Angeles on July 25 and July 26, 2020 and Foxborough, Massachusetts on July 31 and Aug. 1. "I just kind of felt like this album I was gonna try something new. I haven't done festivals in a really long time and I just saw this album as a really festival-y album," she explained.
Fallon pointed out that Swift will be the first woman to open up an NFL stadium when she performs at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. She responded, "Not the last."
Swift and Fallon got competitive during a game of "Name That Song Challenge." The Roots played songs one instrument at a time until a player correctly guessed the song. Swift correctly guessed "…Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears, "Hot in Herre" by Nelly, "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer and "No Scrubs" by TLC, while Fallon got points for "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard and "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish.
The game concluded with The Roots playing Swift's hit "Shake It Off." Fallon correctly identified the song, which led Swift to jokingly walk off stage.
Oct. 4, 10:32 a.m. Updated to include more of Swift's interview and her game with Fallon.