Turning happiness into sadness at Taylor Swift’s concert
Turning happiness into sadness at Taylor Swift’s concert: Amid widespread scorching heat in Brazil, a 23-year-old Brazilian fan of American singer Taylor Swift, Ana Clara Benevides, fell ill on Friday (November 17) night during her idol’s performance at the Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. died during a concert.
The heat index reached an all-time high of 59.3 degrees Celsius that day
Reuters reported that on the same day of the concert, Rio recorded a record “heat index” of 59.3 degrees Celsius.
According to concert organizer Time4Fun on Instagram, Benevides received prompt attention from medical staff after feeling unwell at the stadium and was subsequently transferred to Salgado Filho Hospital where resuscitation failed and he died. The concert attracted 60,000 fans and was held away from the beach at the Nilton Santos Stadium in the north of the city.
Swift IG expresses condolences and dismay
Taylor Swift expressed her condolences to Benevides’ family and friends on Instagram, admitting to being upset about the incident.
She wrote: “I can’t talk about it on stage because every time I try to talk about it it makes me sad. It was the last thing we expected when we decided to take this tour to Brazil.”
According to her, Benevides died before her performance, but local media said that the person felt unwell after her performance began.
Minister orders thorough investigation into reports of lack of drinking water
Brazil’s Justice Minister Flavio Dino on Saturday (November 18) called for an investigation into reports of a lack of drinking water for stadium spectators, saying it was unacceptable and demanding that all Taylor Swift concertgoers have access to drinking water.
As part of “The Eras Tour,” Taylor Swift was scheduled to perform in Rio on Saturday and Sunday, followed by three shows in Sao Paulo from November 24 to 26.
The iconic Rio de Janeiro statue with outstretched arms and a white projected “Welcome to Brazil” T-shirt welcomed Taylor Swift before her first concert.
Video from the performance showed several fans feeling ill at the concert, prompting Taylor Swift to interrupt the performance and ask the production team to provide water to those who needed it.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, headache, shivering, and thirst, but are usually not serious if cooled within 30 minutes.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency when body temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.6 degrees Celsius) and can lead to long-term organ damage and death.