Taylor Swift fans suffer second degree burns after attending concert

After Taylor Swift finished her third and final concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, fans are reportedly suffering from second-degree burns due to the insane temperatures on the metal floors in the arena.

Taylor Swift is currently in the middle of the South American leg of her ERAS tour and recently played three shows in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the middle of an extreme heat wave.

The first didn’t go as planned, as Taylor Swift fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado, 23, died on November 17 from what many believe to be heat exhaustion. She was taken from the Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to a first aid center and then to the hospital. Unfortunately, Ana died an hour after arriving at the hospital.

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Many other fans also reportedly fainted due to the heat, which reached temperatures of over 138.7°F (59.3°C).

There have now been reports on social media that some concertgoers also suffered second-degree burns from the metal floor.

Fans suffered second-degree burns at Taylor Swift concert in Brazil

Now it has been revealed that Ana was not the only one affected by the extreme temperatures in the stadium. Fans shared on social media that they suffered second-degree burns from the metal floor in the arena.

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One person shared photos of their bandaged legs. She wrote on X: “I went to the Taylor Swift concert at Nilson Santos Stadium and left the stadium with three second degree burns.

“The metal plates that covered the floor of the premium track turned into a HOT PLATE at 40°C.”

Another concertgoer posted a photo of the burns on her legs, adding that it was “inhumane” in the stadium.

“My friends and I were in the front and they allowed a lot of people to get behind us and push each other,” the concertgoer said.

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“When they opened the entrance, I was pushed and fell HOT to the ground. I got two second degree burns that wouldn’t stop burning in the sun.”

They continued to say that they “cried in pain” because of the burns and went to the medical center twice for treatment.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: dustinhuang@nytimas.com.

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