A tragic incident unfolded during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night, resulting in the death of a 23-year-old fan, as reported by the event organizers in Brazil.
Expressing her profound sorrow, Swift took to Instagram on Saturday to share the devastating news, stating, “I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it is with a shattered heart that I announce we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show.” She went on to mention the limited information she had about the incident, emphasizing the fan’s beauty and young age
The concert’s organizer, Time4Fun, identified the deceased fan as Ana Clara Benevides Machado. In a statement posted on Instagram, Time4Fun explained that Ana Clara had felt unwell during the event and received prompt attention from the team of firefighters and paramedics. She was initially taken to the medical center at the Nilton Santos Stadium for first aid protocol. Due to the severity of the situation, the medical team decided to transfer her to Salgado Filho Hospital. Unfortunately, despite nearly an hour of emergency care, Ana Clara passed away. Time4Fun extended sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Taylor Swift‘s performance in Rio de Janeiro on Friday was part of her “Eras Tour.” She is set to perform two more shows in the city on Saturday and Sunday, followed by shows in São Paulo starting on November 24th.
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While the exact cause of Machado’s death remains undisclosed, social media videos from the performance depict Swift expressing the need for water. At one point, she even threw a bottle of water to someone in the crowd.
Brazil’s meteorological service issued a red-colored heat alert for a large part of the country, including Rio, where the temperature was forecasted to reach 96 degrees Fahrenheit with 64% humidity on Saturday, according to The Weather Channel.
Expressing his dismay, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes stated that the “loss of a young woman’s life is unacceptable.” As authorities investigate the circumstances of the death, Paes announced that the municipality will demand additional measures from the show’s production company, including new water distribution points, more brigades and ambulances, and an advanced entrance to the show by one hour.
The fate of Swift’s scheduled shows in Rio on Saturday and Sunday remains uncertain due to weather concerns.
“I won’t be able to address this from the stage because the grief is overwhelming whenever I try to talk about it,” Swift wrote. “I want to express my deep sorrow, and my heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.”