“Gossip Girl” Star’s Bat Encounter: A Close Call With Rabies


Taylor Momsen’s Bat Encounter: A Night of Hair-Raising Rock ‘n’ Roll

You might think celebrities lead charmed lives, but even they can’t always escape the unexpected. Just ask Taylor Momsen, who recently had a rather…unpleasant encounter with a creature of the night.

Bat Crashing Momsen’s Show

The “Gossip Girl” alum was rocking out with her band The Pretty Reckless in Seville, Spain, last week when an uninvited guest took to the stage – a bat! A video she shared on Instagram shows the moment the winged creature landed on her leg while she was performing.

Momsen, ever the show-business professional, remained unfazed. “You guys are pointing at something and I don’t know what you’re saying,” she quipped to the concerned crowd. But the bat, apparently not a fan of Momsen’s music, quickly disappeared into the stage darkness.

Close Call and Necessary Precautions

Momsen revealed in her Instagram post that the incident gave her quite the scare. “I’ve had many things hit me onstage before, but this one takes the cake,” she wrote, admitting that “rabies shots are not fun.”

Taylor Momsen performing with a bat on her leg

Despite the bat interruption, the show went on. The Pretty Reckless is currently opening for rock legends AC/DC on their Power Up Tour. But Momsen’s close encounter with the bat certainly added an unexpected twist to the night’s performance.

Animal Encounters and the Show Must Go On

Animal encounters during live performances are more common than you might think. From cats strutting across the stage to birds swooping overhead, wildlife often seems to enjoy the spotlight.

But Momsen’s bat encounter stands out for its eerie timing. Just as she was belting out her heart and soul, a creature of the night decided to join in. It’s a reminder that even in the midst of a rocking performance, nature can always find a way to make its presence known.