Taylor Swift has gone viral after a photo of the “Enchanted” singer and the family of Ana Clara Benevides Machado was posted online following her final show in Brazil.
It is unclear whether Benevides’ family was personally invited by Swift’s team following the death of Benevides on Nov. 17.
The Post reached out to Swift’s rep for comment.
In a video uploaded to X (formerly Twitter), the family can be seen gathered in the VIP area of Allianz Parque stadium wearing T-shirts with Benevides’ face printed on them.
As The Post previously reported, Benevides, 23, suffered cardiac arrest while waiting for the “Lavender Haze” singer to perform in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, paramedics “resuscitated [Benevides] at the stadium for about 40 minutes” but suffered a second cardiac arrest while en route to the hospital.
“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,” Swift later wrote on Instagram. “I can’t even tell you how devastated I am by this.”In a video uploaded to X (formerly Twitter), the family can be seen gathered in the VIP area of Allianz Parque stadium wearing T-shirts with Benevides’ face printed on them.
The “Anti-Hero” songstress wrote that she had “very little information” on Benevides “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,” the “Lover” singer 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.”
Swift later seemingly paid tribute to Benevides by debuting the song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” off her 2022 album “Midnights.”Swift later seemingly paid tribute to Benevides by debuting the song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” off her 2022 album “Midnights.” Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
“Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye / You were bigger than the whole sky,” Swift sang while playing the piano during her Nov. 19 show.
“I’ve got a lot to live without / I’m never gonna meet / What could’ve been, would’ve been / What should’ve been you.”
Following his daughter’s death, Weiny Machado spoke to the news outlet saying: “I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl.”Following her nearly 3-hour show, Swift, 33, met with the family of five backstage and took a picture with the singer which has since gone viral online. @ZAMENZA / X Swift’s international leg of her infamous “Eras” Tour got off to a rocky start this month having to contend with the death of Benevides and sweltering temperatures which forced the “Cornelia Street” singer to cancel a show. Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
“She was about to graduate in psychology next April, saving money,” Weiny, 53, said. “I have no words to express my pain. She left home to fulfill a dream and came back dead.”
During the interview, Weiney said that he is currently seeking clarification as to why fans were prohibited from bringing water into Estadio Nilton Santos.
“I want to know if it’s true that they are prohibited from bringing water and neglected to provide assistance,” he said.During the interview, Weiney said that he is currently seeking clarification as to why fans were prohibited from bringing water into Estadio Nilton Santos. TV Globo Swift’s personal invitation comes days after Benevides, 23, suffered cardiac arrest while waiting for the “Lavender Haze” singer to perform in Rio de Janeiro. Daniele Menin via O Correio News
The company responsible for coordinating Swift’s Brazil shows, Time For Fun, is currently under investigation, according to NBC.
Days earlier, Swift was also forced to cancel a show during the international leg of her Eras Tour due to sweltering temperatures.
“I’m writing this from my dressing room in the stadium,” Swift wrote in an Instagram Story. “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 always has to come first.”
Her decision came a day after the “You Belong with Me” songstress was filmed gasping for air during her show. At one point, Swift paused the concert to make sure fans — who had begun chanting “water” — stayed hydrated.
“It’s very hot, so if somebody says they need water when it’s this hot they really need it,” Swift can be heard saying in a video posted to X.