Taylor Swift postponed her concert scheduled for Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro due to extreme temperatures in the city, a day after a fan died at her first “Eras Tour” show in the city.
“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow artists and crew must always come first.” Swift wrote on Instagram on Saturday.
Saturday’s ceremony has been rescheduled to Monday, Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes said on X.
A 23-year-old fan died at Swift’s “Eras Tour” concert in Rio on Friday night, according to a statement from organizers of the show in Brazil.
Swift said she was devastated by the death.
“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 said. he wrote on Instagram. “There is very little information I have other than the fact that she was very beautiful and very young.”
Time4Fun, the party’s organizer, identified the fan as Ana Clara Benevides Machado.
The organizer said in a statement published on its website: “Last night, Ana Clara felt unwell and was immediately transferred to a team of firefighters and paramedics, and was transferred to the medical center at Nilton Santos Stadium for first aid.” Instagram. “Given the situation, the medical team chose to transfer her to Salgado Filho Hospital, where she unfortunately died after nearly an hour of emergency care. To the family and friends of Ana Clara Benevides Machado, our sincere condolences.”
It was Swift The decision To perform two more shows in Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday and Sunday, before shows in São Paulo starting on November 24.
While Machado’s cause of death has not been announced, social media videos from the show showed Swift saying people need water, and at one point throwing a water bottle at someone in the crowd.
The Brazilian Meteorological Service showed that a large area of the country was under a red heat warning, including Rio. The forecast for Saturday was 96 degrees Fahrenheit with 64% humidity, according to the weather agency Weather channel.
“The loss of a young life… is unacceptable,” Mayor Paes said on the social media site X.
“Obviously we are still discovering more details about the circumstances of what happened,” Pais said. “In any case, I have already ordered the municipality’s chief operating officer to demand action regarding the production of the show.”
While authorities investigate the exact circumstances of the death, the municipality on Saturday will demand that the show’s production company provide new water distribution points, more brigades and ambulances, and advance the show’s entry time by one hour, Pais wrote.
It is unclear whether Swift’s current show in Rio on Sunday will be rescheduled due to weather concerns.
“I won’t be able to talk about this from the stage because I feel sad when I try to talk about it,” she wrote. “I want to say now that I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends.”
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