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Fan turned up at Jerrod Niemann’s concert with a gun after sending death threats

Country star Jerrod Niemann was once the target of an obsessed fan who sent him death threats and showed up a concert with a gun.
Just days after 22 people were killed in a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, Niemann has opened up about his own security concerns ahead of a show for the military in Chicago, Illinois on Friday night (26May17), revealing he once feared for his life at a show.
The God Made a Woman singer tells Taste of Country he’s glad he didn’t ignore one death threat before a show a few years ago.
“I finally played her hometown and that’s when everything was supposed to go down,” he explains. “Luckily our friends in law enforcement took care of it… She did show up. She showed up with a firearm and was arrested. It does get in your head, but you just have to do your thing and trust.
“It’s one of those things where you just have to do what you do and just have faith in the people that are our police officers or military and make sure everybody’s on the same page. You just can’t stand behind an eight-inch glass pillar.”
And the 37-year-old urges Grande to have faith as she returns the the stage after the tragedy on Monday night (22May17), adding, “Obviously the victims of Manchester will be in the back of my mind, and I’ll probably say a shout-out (at the gig on Friday), but I imagine we probably wouldn’t change any security or anything like that.
“The best way to succeed and to diminish fools and idiots is to just live your happy life not in fear. Sometimes that’s blind faith.”

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