Taylor Swift has spoken out, saying she was devastated after learning that a woman died at her Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night during an excessive heat warning.
A 23-year-old reportedly died during the show Brazilian organizers of the show.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a broken heart to say that we lost a fan earlier the night before my show.” Swift posted on Instagram Message several hours after the show. “I can’t even tell you how sad I am about this. There is very little information I have other than the fact that she was so beautiful and so young. I wouldn’t be able to talk about this from the stage because I get so sad when I try to talk about it. I want to say now that I feel this loss deeply and my heart goes out to her family and friends. “This is the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”
Ana Clara Benevides Machado’s cause of death has not been announced, but local media reports from Brazil said she had suffered a cardiac arrest. The city’s mayor called for changes before Swift’s final two shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes “The loss of a young life…is unacceptable,” he said in a post on X, formerly Twitter. He said he ordered the show’s producers to add water distribution points, open access to the show earlier to provide access to shade and add ambulances.
There is a severe heatwave warning in Rio. On Tuesday, the heat index — temperature and humidity — reached 137 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday, the highest ever recorded there. Today the temperature is set to reach 102 degrees and feel like 113 degrees, according to The Verge. AccuWeather.
At one point during Friday night’s show in Rio, Swift paused to make sure fans had water.
“There are people who need water here, maybe 30, 35, 40 feet away,” she said during Evermore’s set, pointing to a floor section of the crowd. “So whoever is responsible for giving them that, just make sure it happens. Can I get an indication that you know where they are?”
During her 10-minute version of “All Too Well” she threw a bottle at a fan while singing.
Swift pauses Rio show to help fans“There are people who need water,” she said, throwing bottles into the crowd.
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