Fan mail sent to Taylor Swift found in a recycling bin

13/03/13

Taylor Swift

Unopened fan mail sent to Taylor Swift has been found in a bin in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kylee Francescan was recycling her newspapers when she saw hundreds of letters addressed to the singer.

"I didn't know if they were stolen or discarded," she said. "So I threw them in a box. And I'm like, 'Somebody needs to let Taylor know.'"

She said that some of the letters had been opened but that the majority remained sealed.

"It didn't bother me because I know how much her fans mean to her," she added.

Kylee Francescan then forwarded them to a local television station, who got in touch with representatives of the pop star.

'Accidentally' recycled

A spokesperson for Taylor Swift suggested that a mistake must have been made.

I didn't know if they were stolen, discarded. So I threw them in a box. And I'm like, somebody needs to let Taylor know
Kylee Francescan

''Taylor gets thousands of fan letters every day and they are delivered to her management office," the spokesperson said.

"After the letters are opened and read, they are recycled.

"The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling centre.

"We sincerely appreciate [local television station] Channel 2 bringing this to our attention."

Last year Taylor Swift scored the biggest first week sales for an album in a decade in the US with her fourth album, Red.

She recently performed at the Brit Awards ceremony in London.

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