Swift Postpones Rio Show Due To Extreme Heat After Fan Death
Umer Jamshaid Published November 19, 2023 | 10:10 AM
Rio de Janeiro, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Nov, 2023) American superstar Taylor Swift on Saturday postponed a show in Rio de Janeiro due to extreme heat, after a fan died at the singer's concert the previous night.
Saturday's postponement came after the heat index in the city had risen to as high as 59 degrees Celsius (138 Fahrenheit) Friday, when a 23-year-old fan in the crowd of 60,000 died during the first "Eras Tour" show in Brazil.
"The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers and crew has to and always will come first," she added.
"It's with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight," Swift said in a post on Instagram to her millions of followers earlier Saturday. "I can't even tell you how devastated I am by this."
"At this time, the cause of death cannot be determined," the agency said.
"The lack of organization yesterday was absurd. What happened to the young woman was a crime due to bad organization. You just don't deny anybody water," said Yasmin Monteiro, 24, who tried to enter the stadium Saturday with five liters of water, before the announcement that the night's concert was postponed.
Caio Wesley, a 25-year-old who tried to carry in four liters of water, described organizers' attitude in prohibiting the entry of liquids as "selfish."
"It is unacceptable that people suffer, faint and even die due to lack of access to water," Justice Minister Flavio Dino said.
"I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends," she added.