(CTN News) – As a result of the tragic death of a fan before Taylor Swift’s concert in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, Taylor Swift has stated that she is ‘devastated’.
Prior to the first of three concerts which she will be performing as part of her Eras world tour in the Brazilian city, the singer posted a picture on Instagram.
According to her, Taylor Swift is “overwhelmed by grief” and will not be making any mention of the death on stage that evening since she is overwhelmed by grief.
It is with a shattered heart that I inform you that we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show. I cannot believe I’m writing these words, but it is with a shattered heart that I inform you of their loss. The devastation I feel by this is something I can’t even begin to put into words.
As far as I know, there is very little information I have about her, other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and way too young for her age.”
In addition, she conveyed her condolences to the fan’s family and friends, and said the incident was “the last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil”.
During the show, Ana Clara Benevides, 23, fainted and suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the Brazilian newspaper Fohla de S Paulo, which identified her as Ana Clara Benevides.
Fans reported sweltering conditions at the Estádio Olmpico Nilton Santos, where the concert was held, which had been reported by concertgoers.
It was later observed that Taylor Swift had temporarily paused the concert so that fans could be given water, and she was later seen throwing a bottle of water to fans in the crowd while she was singing during the pause.
Several people had heard them chanting “water, water, water, water”.
As part of her two-year world tour, Taylor Swift, one of the most successful musicians of all time, will perform two shows in So Paulo in the days following Rio de Janeiro, the last of which will take place in 2015.
It is expected that she will visit the UK in June 2024, performing three shows in Edinburgh, three in Liverpool and one in Cardiff, before playing a final three shows in London with the rock band Paramore as her support.
A few days later, she is set to perform three nights at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, across the Irish Channel.
It is estimated that Taylor Swift is the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, as well as the highest-grossing female performer of all time.