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Tim McGraw Speaks Out About Fan Slap

07/23/2014
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(Radio.com) It's the slap the country world is still talking about. Tim McGraw finally has spoken out about the incident, which happened during a July 13 show in Atlanta, Ga.

"Sometimes things can lose context and perspective," McGraw told ET Canada. "I reacted in an instinctive, defensive way from my perspective of what was going on. I think it was an unfortunate situation I think all the way around. But it happened, it happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction. I think you just got to move on."

He added: "It is one of those things that happen, nobody feels good about it, but there's nothing that could be done about it. You are in that position, you are out there, you are vulnerable, things happen and sometimes you react. There's nothing to be said about it."

Last week, TMZ posted a video from the show which showed several female fans grabbing McGraw's leg, reportedly when the slap happened. In a statement from his rep to Billboard, McGraw explained that he was just trying to keep the show moving. More.

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