TAYLOR Swift has revealed one of her fans died shortly before her latest Eras show in a heartbreaking statement.
The “devastated” singer said her heart was “shattered” as she confirmed the tragic news from Brazil on Friday night.
Sharing a written note on her Instagram story after the concert ended, Taylor said: “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.
“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.”
The pop icon, 33, performed her first of three shows in Rio de Janeiro on Friday as temperatures soared to almost 100 degrees.
She is scheduled to perform again on Saturday and Sunday but warned fans she is “not going to be able to speak about this from stage” because she feels “overwhelmed by grief.”
Her statement continued: “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 had paused Friday’s concert at one point to ensure fans had enough water in the sweltering heat.
During her Evermore set, she urged officials to bring bottles to waving members of the crowd, as chants of “water, water” rang out.
“There’s people that need water right here, maybe 30, 35, 40 feet back,” she said, pointing to a section in the audience.
“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?”
Temperatures are expected to rise in Rio on Saturday, with highs expected to feel like 109 degrees with the humidity.
It comes not long after Taylor was forced to cancel one of her shows in Argentina due to bad weather.
The hitmaker was joined for the trip by new beau Travis Kelce, 34, who sent fans wild by coming out to support her.
In one video shared by a concertgoer, Taylor waved at her fans from the stage before heading toward Travis who was waiting for her.
The Eras songstress then wrapped her arms around the athlete before planting one on his lips in their first public kiss as the crowd cheered.
Taylor is due to head to São Paulo, Brazil, next weekend for the final stop of her 2023 tour leg.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to the star’s representative for comment.
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