Taylor Swift is suspending her second present in Brazil this weekend after a fan died the day prior and amid scorching temperatures there within the metropolis that she deems too harmful.
The pop star introduced the choice Saturday, not lengthy earlier than she was scheduled to take the stage there at Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio Olímpico Nilton Santos — the place she had simply carried out Friday … and the place a younger fan misplaced her life forward of curtain name.
Taylor says she’s hitting pause for her efficiency tonight — which might’ve marked evening #2 of a 3-show cease there in Brazil — and says her followers’ security comes first earlier than something.
She says, “I am scripting this from my dressing room within the stadium. The choice has been made to postpone tonight’s present because of the excessive temperatures in Rio. The security and well-being of my followers, fellow performers, and crew has to and at all times will come first.”
No phrase on whether or not she’s going to proceed with Sunday’s present — for now, it seems like Rio’s anticipating a excessive of 84 levels … whereas it is within the 90s at this time, and hit 88 with excessive humidity yesterday.
In fact, she’s being praised for this transfer … as many have been questioning how she might presumably go ahead after the tragedy from Friday evening, which Taylor clearly addressed as nicely. She mentioned she was heartbroken over it, but additionally mentioned she would not speak about it onstage.
The truth that she was apparently simply going to proceed together with her common present and never handle the fan’s loss of life in individual — regardless of already having achieved so on-line — did not sit nicely with some — and it appears Taylor/her group realized that … correctly opting to cease down.
It seems that even earlier than Taylor turned conscious of the fan’s loss of life — which has been alleged to be over a heatstroke of some type — she already suspected one thing was mistaken. There’s footage of her at Friday’s present demanding that the followers be handed water.
Time will inform if Sunday’s live performance is a go or not — we think about these talks are occurring proper now.