Taylor Swift looked visibly tearful and appeared to cry during her return to her Eras Tour in Brazil following the death of a fan. The pop star postponed the tour after a 23-year-old, Ana Clara Benevides, died from a cardiac arrest at a show in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Folha De S. Paulo, Ana was given CPR for 40 minutes before being taken to hospital where she sadly died. Taylor initially shared a statement which read: "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. I'm not going to be able to speak about this from the 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."
She followed it up with a message to postpone her show on Saturday, writing: "I'm writing this from my dressing room at the stadium. 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."
Taylor returned to the stage on Sunday, where she appeared to pay a special tribute to the late concertgoer by performing Bigger Than the Whole Sky, a song from her newest album, Midnights, which focuses on grief. The lyrics read: "No words appear before me in the aftermath/ Salt streams out my eyes and into my ears/ Every single thing I touch becomes sick with sadness… Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / You were bigger than the whole sky / You were more than just a short time."
She also wiped her ears and appeared to let out a sob after finishing her song Champagne Problems, as the fans began to chant 'Te Amo' to the star.
Speaking about the tribute, one person wrote: "I know Taylor said that she would never be able to talk about what happened but this was such a beautiful and special way to honour Ana." Another fan added: "You can hear the brokenness in her voice because of who it's dedicated to. I feel so bad for her she shouldn’t have to go through this." A third person posted on X: "You know she did it for Ana. This is beautiful"