Taylor Swift postpones Brazil concert following fan's tragic death
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Taylor Swift announced that a concert which had been due to take place in Rio de Janeiro last night (18 November) had been postponed.
The announcement comes following the death of a fan before her Eras Tour show at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos in Rio on Friday (17 November).
Temperatures were reported to have soared to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or around 37C.
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.
Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo has named the fan as Ana Clara Benevides Machado, who was just 23 years old.
Paramedics attended to her at the scene, but sadly she died an hour after reaching the hospital.
The cause of death for Machado has not yet been announced.
She wrote on her Instagram Story: "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 announced her show on 18 November had been postponed to a later date.
Again taking to her Instagram Story, she wrote: “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.
“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to and always will come first.”
Swift's show scheduled for 20 November is still going ahead as planned.
The Eras Tour shows the singer in the different stages of her career, and has seen Swift reach billionaire status.
Bloomberg also reported last month that Swift had reached billionaire status some 17 years after she first began her music career.