Taylor Swift Postpones Saturday’s Eras Tour Show Due to ‘Extreme Temperatures’ in Brazil
Taylor Swift has postponed Saturday’s Eras Tour present citing “extreme temperatures” in Brazil.
The Midnights singer took to Instagram moments simply in the past and shared that she got here to the choice to postpone the present whereas in her dressing room inside Estadio Nilton Santos in Rio de Janeiro.
“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,” she mentioned in a handwritten messaged shared on her Instagram Story. “The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to and always will come first.”
The postponement comes in the future after a fan died Friday simply moments earlier than attending the live performance. Ahead of taking the stage, the “Lavender Haze” singer mentioned she was “devastated” after studying concerning the fan’s dying. She added that she would not have the ability to speak about it from the stage as a result of she felt “overwhelmed by grief.”
“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,” Swift mentioned in a handwritten observe shared on her Instagram Story. “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.”
She added, “I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”
Time for Fun, one of many occasion’s organizers, announced on its verified X account that the sufferer was 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides. According to the organizer’s assertion (written in Portuguese), Benevides felt unwell and was promptly tended to by paramedics earlier than being taken to the stadium’s medical heart. She was then transported to a close-by hospital the place she died.
According to a number of stories, Benevides went into cardiac arrest purportedly because of the excessive warmth. The Associated Press had beforehand reported that Brazil’s battling a harmful warmth wave. The warmth index hit a staggering 137 levels on Tuesday morning, and Saturday’s “feel-like” temperature was anticipated to be 111 levels.
Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes took to his X account Saturday morning and shared “the loss of a young woman’s’ life at the show” is “unacceptable.” Amid the extreme warmth wave, the mayor has directed organizers to permit followers entry into the stadium an hour sooner than common, improve water distribution factors and improve ambulances.
The fan’s surprising dying triggered the Brazilian authorities to reportedly launch an investigation into entry to water at live shows. It had been reported that followers complained about not being allowed to carry water battles into the stadium regardless of the hovering temperatures The Associated Press reported that followers launched a web-based petition Saturday morning calling for a “Benevides Law” to “make water in events mandatory.”
Hours earlier than she postponed Saturday’s present, hordes of followers bought in line on the stadium hours earlier than gates opened, they usually protected themselves from the extreme solar with umbrellas.
This is the second time Swift has been pressured to postpone one among her Eras Tour reveals on account of excessive climate. She needed to rescheduled the second evening of her three-show keep in Argentina, saying the “chaotic weather” would endanger her followers and crew.
“I love a rain show but I’m never going to endanger my fans or fellow performers and crew,” Swift wrote on Instagram. “We’ve rescheduled tonight’s Buenos Aires show for Sunday due to the weather being so truly chaotic it would be unsafe to try and put on this concert. Good news is I get to stay in Argentina longer!”
On her evening off, Swift was noticed hand in hand with the Kansas City Chiefs star on a date in Buenos Aires.