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TORONTO — Country superstar Tim McGraw fell short of apologizing Sunday for slapping a female fan at a recent concert.
“It happened in a split second,” McGraw said, in an interview with ET Canada.
“Nobody feels good about it but nothing can be done about it.”
Video emerged last week that showed McGraw slapping a woman during a concert in Atlanta on July 13.
A rep for the 47-year-old singer said the woman grabbed McGraw’s leg and was ripping his jeans.
“I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way,” McGraw explained. “You’re in that position, you’re out there, you’re vulnerable. Things happen and sometimes you react.”
McGraw added: “It was an unfortunate situation all the way around.”
In the interview with ET Canada, taped at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and airing Monday on Global, McGraw also addressed rumours about problems in his marriage with Faith Hill.
“We’re used to it,” he said. “We don’t pay much attention to it.”
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