Taylor Swift ‘devastated’ after fan died before performance

Taylor Swift said she was “devastated” after a fan died before her concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday night.

In a statement on Instagram, the pop star said her heart was “broken”, adding: “She was so beautiful and too young.”

This comes as temperatures rise in the city, which is the latest stop on Swift’s record-breaking Eras Tour.

The star was seen handing out water bottles to fans during the concert.

“I can’t believe I’m writing these words but with a broken heart I say we lost fans last night before my show,” Swift wrote.

“I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this.”

Swift said she couldn’t talk about the incident from the stage because she felt “overwhelmed by sadness” every time she tried to talk about it.

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“I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my heartbreak goes out to his family and friends.”

He added that this was the “last thing” he thought would happen when he took the tour to Brazil.

Swift said he had little other information about the death.

However, according to Brazilian newspaper Fohla De Sao Paolo, the fan collapsed in the stadium and later died, with the cause of death given as cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest.

In videos and images circulating on social media, Swift was then seen urging staff at the stadium to give water to fans during the concert.

One time, while singing All Too Well, he was seen throwing a water bottle at the audience.

Swift’s Instagram story, commenting on her fan’s death, was posted after the performance.

The global pop sensation arrived in Brazil earlier this week for her record-breaking Eras Tour.

The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro was illuminated to welcome him to the country.

Swift had to cancel previously scheduled shows in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The pop star is scheduled to play two more shows in Rio de Janeiro, before heading to Sao Paulo.

He will come to England in June 2024, where he will play in Edinburgh, London, Liverpool and Cardiff.

The BBC has contacted Brazil’s Eras Tour organizing company, T4F Entertainment, for comment.