Taylor Swift Concert Organizer Apologizes After Hurting Taylor Swift for

The chief executive of the company organizing Taylor Swift’s tour dates in Brazil apologized Thursday after a fan died in a searing heat wave during the pop superstar’s Rio de Janeiro show.

The chief executive of the company organizing Taylor Swift’s tour dates in Brazil apologized Thursday after a fan died in a searing heat wave during the pop superstar’s Rio de Janeiro show.

Organizers have faced criticism after fans said they were forbidden to enter the stadium with water bottles at the concert last Friday, despite a heat index that hit 59 degrees Celsius (138 Fahrenheit) in the Brazilian beach city that day.

A 23-year-old fan in the sold-out crowd of 60,000 people died.

“We recognize we could have taken alternative measures in addition to all those we implemented, such as providing shade in external areas, changing the time of the concerts and emphasizing that fans could enter the stadium with disposable water cups,” Serafim Abreu, head of Time For Fun, said in a video posted on social media.

“I want to apologize to all those who didn’t have the best possible experience,” he added, sending his “most sincere condolences” to the late fan’s family.