Taylor Swift seen handing out water to fans after woman died after attending sweltering concert

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By Asiya Ali

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Taylor Swift was captured handing out water bottles to audience members after a young fan died after suffering a medical emergency at her show in Brazil.

The 33-year-old hitmaker's most recent Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro ended in tragedy after a 23-year-old fan named Ana Clara Benevides sadly passed away.

According to the Brazilian newspaper Fohla De Sao Paolo, the concertgoer fainted and experienced a cardiac arrest while at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos stadium.

Her cousin, Estela Benevides, told the publication that Ana was transported to the Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital, where she ultimately died of cardiorespiratory arrest.

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Swift issued a heartbreaking statement about Ana's death. Credit: Taylor Swift's Instagram Story

Benevides tragically died before the 'Love Story' songstress took to the stage when the show began at around 7:30PM local time, per BBC News.

Swift was completely unaware of Ana's untimely passing as she performed and has since issued a heartbreaking statement on Instagram expressing her devastation.

"I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. I can’t believe that I’m writing these words, but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show," she penned.

"There’s very little information I have, other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young," she continued, before stating that she would not be talking about the death on stage that evening.

"I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends," the singer said, adding that this was the "last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil."

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Swift was seen handing out bottles of water during the concert. Credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23 / Getty

Swift's concert coincided with the intense heat wave in the Latin American nation, with local media reporting that the heat index inside the packed stadium reached 60C.

Earlier this week, red alerts were announced for nearly 3,000 towns and cities across the country, as over a hundred million people have reportedly been impacted by the extreme weather, per The Independent.

In the wake of Ana's death, fans are now using social media to highlight conditions inside the sweltering venue - with some even claiming that they were prohibited from bringing water bottles inside even though there was scorching warmth, although this has not been confirmed as of this writing.

It was also claimed that 1,000 people fainted at the show on Friday (November 17), according to Fohla, with several people allegedly becoming dehydrated and falling sick.

Fans are now circulating viral footage showing the hitmaker pausing the show multiple times to ask organizers to distribute bottles of water among audience members.

At one point, the 'Anti-Hero' singer said in a fan-shared clip: "Sorry, it’s just that it's very hot, so when somebody says they need water, when it’s this hot, they really need it. We don’t need to chant, it’s totally fine. We just need to get water to them."

Other videos shared online also showed Swift's team handing out bottled water to attendees themselves.

Swift is set to perform to tens of thousands of fans over three shows in the capital city's scorching heat, with three more scheduled for the following weekend in Sao Paulo.

Our thoughts continue to be with Ana's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23 / Getty

Taylor Swift seen handing out water to fans after woman died after attending sweltering concert

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Taylor Swift was captured handing out water bottles to audience members after a young fan died after suffering a medical emergency at her show in Brazil.

The 33-year-old hitmaker's most recent Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro ended in tragedy after a 23-year-old fan named Ana Clara Benevides sadly passed away.

According to the Brazilian newspaper Fohla De Sao Paolo, the concertgoer fainted and experienced a cardiac arrest while at the Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos stadium.

Her cousin, Estela Benevides, told the publication that Ana was transported to the Salgado Filho Municipal Hospital, where she ultimately died of cardiorespiratory arrest.

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Swift issued a heartbreaking statement about Ana's death. Credit: Taylor Swift's Instagram Story

Benevides tragically died before the 'Love Story' songstress took to the stage when the show began at around 7:30PM local time, per BBC News.

Swift was completely unaware of Ana's untimely passing as she performed and has since issued a heartbreaking statement on Instagram expressing her devastation.

"I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. I can’t believe that I’m writing these words, but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show," she penned.

"There’s very little information I have, other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young," she continued, before stating that she would not be talking about the death on stage that evening.

"I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends," the singer said, adding that this was the "last thing I thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil."

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Swift was seen handing out bottles of water during the concert. Credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23 / Getty

Swift's concert coincided with the intense heat wave in the Latin American nation, with local media reporting that the heat index inside the packed stadium reached 60C.

Earlier this week, red alerts were announced for nearly 3,000 towns and cities across the country, as over a hundred million people have reportedly been impacted by the extreme weather, per The Independent.

In the wake of Ana's death, fans are now using social media to highlight conditions inside the sweltering venue - with some even claiming that they were prohibited from bringing water bottles inside even though there was scorching warmth, although this has not been confirmed as of this writing.

It was also claimed that 1,000 people fainted at the show on Friday (November 17), according to Fohla, with several people allegedly becoming dehydrated and falling sick.

Fans are now circulating viral footage showing the hitmaker pausing the show multiple times to ask organizers to distribute bottles of water among audience members.

At one point, the 'Anti-Hero' singer said in a fan-shared clip: "Sorry, it’s just that it's very hot, so when somebody says they need water, when it’s this hot, they really need it. We don’t need to chant, it’s totally fine. We just need to get water to them."

Other videos shared online also showed Swift's team handing out bottled water to attendees themselves.

Swift is set to perform to tens of thousands of fans over three shows in the capital city's scorching heat, with three more scheduled for the following weekend in Sao Paulo.

Our thoughts continue to be with Ana's family and friends at this time.

Featured image credit: Buda Mendes/TAS23 / Getty