The moment should have been magical, it ended in tragedy. A young Brazilian fan of American singer Taylor Swift died Friday evening in Rio de Janeiro after falling ill due to the stifling heat of the room where the superstar's concert took place, as part of the spectacular The Eras Tour. Ana Clara Benevides, 23, lost consciousness at the Nilton Santos stadium, event organizer T4F wrote on Instagram. Quickly taken care of by medical staff, the young girl died at the Salgado Filho hospital as soon as she arrived there, he said.
In shock, Taylor Swift posted a long handwritten letter on Instagram to express all her sadness and offer her condolences to the young girl's loved ones. “I didn’t think such a thing could happen when we decided to organize this tour in Brazil. I am devastated,” she wrote. Before adding: “I want to say that I feel this loss deeply and that my broken heart goes out to his family and friends.”
Some 60,000 fans gathered on Friday evening for the singer's sold-out concert in Rio de Janeiro, a day when the heat was around 38 degrees. During the concert, several concertgoers felt ill, prompting Taylor Swift to interrupt the performance to ask the production team to provide the audience with water, according to videos from the show. Last March, the singer 33 years old kicked off his triumphant sixth tour The Eras Tour. In June, she announced three French dates in 2024. Two of them (May 9 and 10) will be held in the giant Paris La Défense Arena, and the other (June 2) at the Groupama stadium. from Lyon.