“I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this,” the “Blank Space” singer wrote on her Instagram Stories. “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.”
Taylor 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.”
Concert organizer Time for Fun later announced plans to distribute free water at Taylor’s second Rio show amid forecasts of even higher temperatures and also said multiple medical stations and mobile ICUs would be put in place at the venue.
In addition, Brazil’s Minister of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), Flávio Dino, announced in a statement “the immediate adoption of measures in response to reports of sealing or lack of water availability for consumers at shows, amid the intense heat wave that is ravaging Brazil.”