Speaking out, Taylor Swift expressed her shock upon learning that a woman passed away at her Eras Tour show in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night amid a heat advisory.
The Brazilian organizers of the exhibition reported that a 23-year-old had passed away there.
Taylor Swift posted on Instagram that she could not believe she was writing these words but it was with a shattered heart that she said she lost a fan earlier that night before her show. She added that she could not even tell them how devastated she was by this. She said she had very little information she had other than the fact that her fan was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.
She also shared on social media that she would not be able to discuss this on stage due to being overcome with grief when she attempted to do so. She wanted to express how deeply she felt the loss and how her heart hurt for the friends and family of her fans. She went on to say that when they decided to take this trip to Brazil, this was the last thing she had ever imagined happening.
Event planner T4F (SHOW3.SA) posted on Instagram that 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides felt ill at the Nilton Santos stadium. According to reports, she received prompt medical assistance from staff members, was taken to an on-site medical station, and was then sent to the Salgado Filho Hospital, where she later passed tragically.
Rio State Health Service said that when she got to the hospital, her heart had stopped. Although the cause of her death is unknown, it will be investigated.
According to a report in the Brazilian daily newspaper Fohla de S. Paulo, the fan suffered a heart arrest and collapsed during the show. The event was held at Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos, where attendees reported extremely hot weather.
Taylor Swift gave fans water during a small break in her performance, and she was later spotted tossing a bottle of water to the audience as she sang. There had been a chant of “Water, water, water, water”
The loss of a young woman’s life, according to Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, was intolerable in a post on X, a platform that was formerly Twitter. He claimed to have given the show producers instructions to include water distribution sites, open the show earlier to allow for access to shade and add ambulances.
Over 6,000 people attended Taylor Swift’s first concert in Brazil, and the Rio de Janeiro Fire Department reported that more than a thousand of them passed out during the performance. Minister of Justice Flávio Dino stated on social media that the government will impose “emergency rules” on water access at performances and other public gatherings.
The performance happened on the same day that Rio recorded its highest-ever measurement of 59.3 degrees Celsius (138.74 degrees Fahrenheit), or the so-called heat index, which mixes temperature and humidity.
Videos taken during the event showed that Swift stopped her performance to ask the crew to get water for a few ill fans.
She sang a 10-minute rendition of “All Too Well” and tossed a bottle to a fan.
Heat exhaustion, which can cause headaches, dizziness, trembling, and thirst, normally doesn’t constitute a serious hazard if the victim cools down within 30 minutes.
Heat stroke, which occurs when the body’s core temperature rises above 105 degrees Fahrenheit, is the more dangerous form. This is an emergency medical situation that could cause lasting organ damage or even death.
Taylor Swift’s UK Tour
Before a string of Wembley stadium performances in London that concluded in August, Taylor Swift will commence the UK part of her tour in June 2024, performing three concerts in Edinburgh, three in Liverpool, and one in Cardiff.