Taylor Swift appeared out of breath at her concert in Rio. Brazil is currently suffering from a heat wave, which has not left the US singer unscathed.
After the death of a fan at a Taylor Swift concert in Rio de Janeiro, the US singer has postponed another appearance in the Brazilian metropolis due to the extreme heat. “We have made the decision to postpone today’s performance due to the extreme temperatures in Rio,” the musician wrote on Instagram on Saturday evening (local time). “The safety and well-being of my fans, my colleagues and team members are always our top priority.” The concerts on Sunday and Monday should now start an hour later at 8:30 p.m. The tickets for the canceled concert on Saturday were valid for Monday. Alternatively, the organizer offered fans a refund of the ticket price.
Brazil is currently suffering from a heat wave. The temperature was 42.5 degrees in Rio on Saturday afternoon. A 23-year-old fan collapsed at Taylor Swift’s concert on Friday at the Nilton Santos Stadium, the news portal G1 reported. The young woman was taken to a hospital and died. According to media reports, the 23-year-old studied psychology at the Federal University of Rondonópolis in the state of Mato Grosso. She wanted to graduate this year. The young woman simply collapsed, a friend told the G1 news portal. “Then we got her out with the help of security and ran to the care center at the stadium. They looked after her and put her in the ambulance.”
Taylor Swift concert: Fan suffers cardiac arrest
According to the city health department, the student suffered cardiac arrest. Now the forensic institute is supposed to determine the exact cause of death. Fans had previously complained that they were prevented from bringing water bottles into the stadium despite the high temperatures. Swift even briefly interrupted her performance to ask her team to provide some fans with water, as the news portal G1 reported. After the incident, the Ministry of Justice ordered that in view of the extreme heat, concertgoers would be allowed to bring water bottles into the stadium in the future. Swift was shocked by her fan’s death. “I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it breaks my heart to say we lost a fan before my show tonight,” the musician wrote on Instagram. “I can’t express how shocked I am about this.”
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