American pop star Taylor Swift suspended its second show in Rio de Janeiro this Saturday due to “extreme temperatures”, after a fan died on Friday during the presentation in circumstances that have not yet been clarified.
“I write this inside my dressing room at the stadium. The decision to cancel tonight’s show was due to the extreme temperatures in Rio. The safety and well-being of my fans, the artists on stage and my team must be be, and always will be, in the first place,” the singer reported on her social networks.
The suspension was announced when Thousands of people had entered the Nilson Nelson Stadium, with capacity for about 60,000 people, and shortly after the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, reported that the concert scheduled for this Saturday will be held next Monday.
The young woman who died during the first concert was identified as Ana Benevides and fainted from the heat, after which she was taken to a hospital, but she arrived lifeless and the doctors confirmed that she died due to cardiorespiratory arrest.
On her Instagram account, Taylor Swift said she was “overwhelmed” and sent her condolences to her follower’s family and friends.