[TheEpochTimesNovember192023](Epoch Times reporter Ye Zijie compiled and reported) On the evening of the 17th, Taylor Swift stopped singing midway through her performance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Because the temperature at the venue exceeded 30°C, she suspended the performance and asked the staff to distribute water. Everyone drinks. At the venue, another fan died after being taken to the hospital due to physical discomfort, and Taylor Swift decided to postpone the second performance.
According to foreign media reports, on the 17th, during Taylor Swift’s performance in Brazil, the temperature was as high as 37°C during the day and over 30°C at night. However, the audience was not allowed to bring water into the concert venue, which caused dissatisfaction among fans, and some fans were dissatisfied. Died of physical discomfort. The organizer of the event, Time for Fun, stated on IG (click here) that 23-year-old fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado died unfortunately after being treated on site by emergency personnel and sent to the hospital due to physical discomfort.
Fans left messages, “You must allocate water and you must be able to bring water in.” “Whose fault is it??? Who banned water from entering the event!!!” “This is your negligence.” “What I want to know is , since someone died yesterday and they don’t even have water…are you going to release the water! Someone needs to die to understand this.” “This statement takes absolutely no responsibility and is so disgusting, change your rules and let water into the stadium .”
On the night of the concert, in a video (click here), Swift can be seen standing up in the middle of playing the piano, pointing out that the fans need water, and asking the staff to give it to them. “Sorry, it’s hot, so if someone says they need water when it’s this hot, they really need water,” she said.
She also wrote a handwritten letter on her IG limited-time update, saying that her heart was broken by the death of her fan.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, I’m heartbroken to tell you that earlier tonight before my show, we lost a fan,” Taylor said. “I can’t describe it. It was such a shock to me that I knew very little about her except that she was very beautiful and so young.”
Taylor Swift said she couldn’t talk about the incident on stage because she would feel so sad. She apologized deeply to the fan’s family and friends and said it was the last thing she wanted to happen.
According to foreign media reports, a total of about 60,000 people attended the concert. Local firefighters said that about 1,000 fans fainted due to the heat at the performance venue. Since Ana’s death, Brazil’s justice minister announced via X that personal water bottles will now be allowed in stadiums.
On the 18th, Taylor Swift also announced on X (https://twitter.com/tayswiftdotcom/status/1725977268256673850) postponed her concert in Rio de Janeiro, saying the health and safety of fans, other performers and all staff must always come first.
Although she did not specify the performance date, Time for Fun has announced (click here) that the concert will be held on the 20th.
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