The 59-year-old musician, known for songs like “Take My Breath Away” and “No More Words,” is now apologizing for performing at the party and says she was taken aback by the lack of social distancing and masks at the event.
“I am truly sorry I performed at Mar-a-Lago and would not have done so if I’d known what I learned while I was there. My goal in performing was not to support a political party. I see now that that’s not the way it appeared and I am apologetic for that as well,” Terri said in a statement on Berlin‘s Facebook page.
She continued, “The contract stated it was a small Covid-safe event for the members of Mar-a-Lago. Unfortunately it was not Covid-safe anywhere in Florida. I had no idea masks and social distancing were not required. I thought I was current on all Covid news everywhere, but clearly I was not. I was shocked by Florida and Mar-a-Lago’s lack of regard for the pandemic and if I’d known I would never have gone. Once I fulfilled my contractual obligation, I left the event as quickly as I could. It is a mistake I regret. I took a Covid 19 test yesterday and tested negative.”
Terri is beloved in the LGBTQ community and often plays at pride events, so she was slammed by her gay fans for performing at the party.
“My apologies to those in the LGBTQ community who thought my performance was a statement against them. I have been and always will be fully supportive,” she said to conclude the note.
Another singer who appeared at the party also responded to the backlash, but then she deleted her tweet.