Footage from Brazil concert shows Taylor Swift struggling to breathe before fan's tragic death
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Worrying footage shows Taylor Swift struggling to breathe during her recent show in Rio de Janeiro.
At the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Friday (17 November), concertgoers reported sweltering conditions as soaring temperatures baked the Brazilian city - with it being said to have reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the stadium.
As a result, Swift briefly paused her live concert so that fans could stock up on water, with the singer even seen throwing bottles to fans while she was performing so they could stay hydrated.
Tragically, one fan, Ana Clara Benevides Machado, lost her life after falling unwell at the concert.
Paramedics attended to her at the scene, but she passed away an hour after reaching the hospital. No official cause of death has been confirmed yet.
Swift subsequently took to Instagram, to say she was 'overwhelmed by grief' following the tragedy.
She said: "I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show. 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."
The singer added: "I'm not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it.
"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 thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil."
Swift then postponed Saturday's (18 November) show 'due to the extreme temperatures in Rio'.
And perhaps an evident sign of how hot things were in South America is a fan's video of Swift performing in Rio on Friday night.
In a clip uploaded to X, formerly known as Twitter, Swift appears to be gasping for air after she belts out 'Bejeweled' at the end of the concert.
Fans on the social media platform have since reacted to viral video, with one writing: "She is only 33 and in incredible physical shape. That she was struggling that much is really scary."
While a second added: "She’s so professional but watching her like this, my best wishes go to her."
Swift's show scheduled for 20 November is still going ahead as planned.