Taylor Swift postpones concert due to ‘extreme heat’ after fan died at show
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 19, 2023 - 09:58AM
Taylor Swift has put her Brazil tour on hold due to extreme temperatures (Picture: Getty)

has postponed her next tour show due to ‘extreme temperatures’.

The star, 33, was due to in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil this weekend.

However, Taylor, her fans, and the loved ones of a Swiftie were left heartbroken yesterday when a concertgoer, aged just 23,

As a result of temperatures continuing to soar, the winner her Saturday performance, while will now take place on Monday (November 20).

Taking to social media with a statement, Taylor announced: ‘I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium.

‘The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio.’

Taylor announced the news with a statement shared to social media (Picture: Instagram)

She continued: ‘The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to and always will come first.’

Taylor’s statement follows a devastating turn of events last night.

Organisers, Time4Fun, said this morning that paramedics had attended to fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado at the show and took her to a hospital.

She sadly died an hour later.

While her cause of death has not been officially stated, it was claimed that the devout Taylor fan said she felt ill during the performance at the Nilton Santos stadium.

She fainted and, after being rushed to hospital, is said to have suffered cardiorespiratory arrest.

Taylor expressed her heartbreak after a fan died at her show yesterday (Picture: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)
Ana Clara Benevides was just 23 years of age (Picture: Facebook)
She fainted and, after being rushed to hospital, is said to have suffered cardiorespiratory arrest (Picture: Facebook)

Following the awful news, the youngster’s dad told the press: ‘I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl. She was about to graduate in Psychology in April, saving money. I have no words to express my pain. She left home to fulfill a dream and came back dead.’

‘I want it to be determined whether they were in fact prohibited from bringing water, whether there was negligence in providing assistance. I know that the singer was handing out water to her fans, and that is absurd for an event of this size.

‘Nothing will bring my daughter back, but I hope that, if negligence is confirmed, someone will be punished, so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.’

Indeed, there was outrage as fans were reportedly prohibited from taking water into the stadium, despite the raging heat.

The city’s mayor later spoke out and demanded changes before Taylor’s final shows in Rio.

Taylor herself had to hand out water to fans at the last concert mid-performance (Pictiure: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Temperatures on Friday reached around 100 degrees Fahrenheit and firefighters have since announced that roughly 1,000 fans fainted, with others requiring medical attention after vomiting.

Expressing her own sadness, Taylor released a post on social media that read: ‘I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show.

‘I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this.

‘There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young.’

Taylor’s car was spotted heading to the concert stadium earlier today (Picture: Casa/Mega)
Fans had been queuing up in the heat for hours (Picture: Reuters)
Everyone was doing their best to keep cool (Picture: AP)

She went on: ‘I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to think about it.

‘I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends.

Taylor concluded: ‘This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.’