Taylor Swift has postponed a live performance in Rio de Janeiro attributable to “extreme temperatures”.
The warmth index, which mixes temperature and humidity, reached 59.7 levels Celsius within the Brazilian metropolis on Saturday.
In addition, a fan died earlier than Swift’s present on Friday, leaving her “devastated”.
Ana Clara Benevides, 23, turned unwell and later died in hospital. Her reason behind loss of life has not been introduced however Brazilian day by day newspaper Fohla de S Paulo reported she had collapsed on the present and had a cardiac arrest.
Several followers fell ailing on Friday, prompting Swift to interrupt her efficiency and ask the manufacturing staff to offer them water, movies confirmed.
The concert events are being held at Nilton Santos stadium, removed from Rio’s breezy seashores in a warmer northern neighbourhood.
Swift posted the choice to postpone Saturday’s present on Instagram about two hours earlier than it was attributable to begin.
“The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to, and always will, come first,” she stated.
As information of the postponement unfold, many younger ladies outdoors the stadium burst into tears.
Swift can also be attributable to carry out in Rio on Sunday, forward of three exhibits in Sao Paulo subsequent weekend.
Heat exhaustion, which might embody dizziness, complications, shaking and thirst, will not be normally critical, supplied the particular person cools down inside half-hour.
However warmth stroke – when the physique’s core temperature goes above 40.6 levels Celsius – is a medical emergency.
Following Ms Benevides’ loss of life, justice minister Flavio Dino stated the Brazilian authorities would difficulty a directive permitting water bottles to be introduced into concert events.
“Companies producing shows with high heat exposure must provide free drinking water in easily accessible ‘hydration islands’,” he stated on X, previously often called Twitter.
“The measure is effective immediately.”