Taylor Swift said she was “devastated” after a fan died before her Eras Tour concert in Brazil on Friday night.
The “Anti-Hero” hitmaker, 33, revealed the tragedy after performing the first of three nights at Rio de Janeiro’s Nilton Santos Stadium and expressed condolences to fans over the death.
“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but it’s with a broken heart that we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” the 12-time Grammy winner wrote on her Instagram Story.
“I can’t even tell you how shocked I am by this. I had very little information other than the fact that she was so beautiful and so young.”
Swift said she won’t talk about the tragic news when she takes the stage Saturday night because “she feels so devastated when I try to talk about it.”
“I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends,” she continued. “When we decided to bring this tour to Brazil, it was something I never thought would happen. One last thing.”
The concertgoer’s cause of death was not immediately clear.
The news comes just hours after Rio de Janeiro temperature Temperatures reached 100 degrees across the country, prompting the singer to make sure her fans had access to water during her three-hour performance.
Swift frequently paused her show multiple times on Friday night, asking security staff to provide water bottles to stranded fans amid heat warnings.
in a social media videosSwift could be seen waving to staff as fans chanted “Water, water, water.”
“There’s someone here who needs water, maybe 30, 35, 40 feet back,” she said in one clip“So whoever is responsible for giving them the information, just make sure that happens. Can I get a signal that you know where they are?”
The “End Game” hitmaker is currently on the second leg of her global tour, where she will take the stage again in Rio on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Her next stop is Sao Paulo, Brazil, the final stop of her 2023 tour, before she will take a holiday break and resume competition in February 2024.