Taylor Swift Postpones Rio De Janeiro Concert After Fan’s Death Amid “Extreme Temperatures”

Taylor Swift has postponed her Rio de Janeiro show due to extreme temperatures.

BYCole Blake
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Taylor Swift has postponed her second Eras Tour concert in Rio de Janeiro due to “extreme temperatures.” The decision comes after a fan died attending her opening night show at Rio’s Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos on Friday.

“I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium,” Swift shared in a handwritten note on her Instagram Story, Saturday. “The decision has been made to postpone tonight’s show due to the extreme temperatures in Rio. The safety and well-being of my fans, fellow performers, and crew has to and always will come first.”

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Taylor Swift Performs On Her "Eras Tour"

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 17. Taylor Swift performs onstage for the opening night of "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at State. Farm Stadium on March 17, 2023 in Swift City, ERAzona (Glendale, Arizona). The city of Glendale, Arizona was ceremonially renamed to Swift City for March 17-18 in honor of The Eras Tour. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Swift addressed the fan’s passing in a statement on Instagram prior to taking the stage on Friday night. “I can’t believe I’m writing these words but it is with a shattered heart that I say we lost a fan earlier tonight before my show,” Swift wrote at the time. “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this. There’s very little information I have other than the fact that she was so incredibly beautiful and far too young. I’m not going to be able to speak about this from stage because I feel overwhelmed by grief when I even try to talk about it. I want to say now I feel this loss deeply and my broken heart goes out to her family and friends. This is the last thing I ever thought would happen when we decided to bring this tour to Brazil.”

Taylor Swift Helps Fans Get Water

During the concert, Swift paused one of her songs to ensure a group of fans got water when they appeared in need. “There’s people that need water right here, maybe 30, 35, 40 feet back,” the singer said on stage, as seen in videos posted on social media by fans. “So whoever is in charge of giving them that, just make sure that happens. Can I get a signal that you know where they are?” Be on the lookout for further updates on Taylor Swift on HotNewHipHop.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.