Taylor Swift knows first-hand that “It’s nice to have a friend”.
And this week she was just that for Simone Bilès, who proved she’s as human as we are by prioritizing her sanity and stepping away from many gymnastics finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
On August 3, Simone returned to the Olympic stage for the beam competition. To celebrate, the Lover the artist recorded a special message that excited both Simone and her fans at home.
On Taylor’s 2020 song “This is Me Trying”, the drama NBC Clip watched the four-time gold medalist prepare for her turn on the beam. Taylor said, “When you have the world’s attention, everything you do takes on greater meaning. It can be a heavy burden. It can be a chance to change everything.”
This is a video of Simone at a press conference explaining that she “prioritizes mental health because it shows how competitive you are and how strong a person you are.”