Taylor Swift She postponed her second show in Brazil this weekend due to the death of a fan the day before and because she deemed the city’s temperatures too dangerous.
The pop star announced the decision on Saturday, shortly before she was scheduled to take to the Nilton Santos stage at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Stadium – where she had just performed on Friday after a young fan died before the curtain call. .
Taylor said her performance tonight – which would mark the second night of three shows in Brazil – would be on hold, saying the safety of her fans came first.
She said: “I write this from my dressing room at the stadium. Due to the extreme temperatures in Rio, we have decided to postpone tonight’s show. The safety and well-being of my fans, performers and staff is compromised. .” and always come first. “
There’s no word yet on whether she’ll still be at Sunday’s show – as it stands, Rio de Janeiro’s high will be 84 degrees… while today’s temperature was 90 degrees and yesterday’s humidity was high at 88 degrees.
Of course, she was praised for the move… as many wondered how she could move on tragedy Taylor apparently talked about that as well, starting Friday night. She said she was heartbroken about it, but also said she wouldn’t talk about it on stage.
The fact that she’s apparently just going on with her regular show rather than addressing fans’ deaths in person – despite having done so online – makes some people uncomfortable – and Taylor/her team seems to be aware of this A little…choose wisely to stop.
It seems that even before Taylor was aware of the fan’s death – presumably due to some kind of heatstroke – she already suspected something was wrong. One video shows her asking for water to be handed to fans during Friday’s show.
Time will tell if Sunday’s concert is feasible – we imagine those negotiations are ongoing now.