Last Updated on November 21, 2023, 10:02 am
A woman in her 70s, who sustained critical injuries during last week’s Robbie Williams performance in Sydney, passed away on Monday, as confirmed by a representative from Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital.
The unfortunate incident occurred when she fell six rows down in the seating area at Allianz Stadium in Moore Park on Thursday night. Upon arrival at St. Vincent’s, she was in severe condition and was placed in an induced coma. Guardian Australia has reached out to Venues NSW and Robbie Williams’ Australian promoter for comments.
In another unfortunate incident four days ago, during a heatwave in Brazil, a fan at a Taylor Swift performance in Rio de Janeiro passed away, likely due to a heart attack triggered by the high temperatures. At a Taylor Swift concert in Rio de Janeiro, a 23-year-old fan passed away from heat exhaustion. In the hospital, Ana Clara Benevides Machado passed away after a heart arrest.
Following rumors that concert organizers forbade attendees from bringing water to the event despite the heatwave, her family has stated they are looking for clarification. The incident was described as a “serious incident,” with reports suggesting that she was attempting to climb over seats on the top spectator level. As of Friday, she remained in serious condition, and paramedics arrived at the site around 10:15 p.m.
However, Swift, prioritizing the security and well-being of her audience, fellow artists, and crew, announced the cancellation of her Saturday night show. The incident, which occurred on the opening night of Robbie Williams’ Australian XXV tour, has not been addressed by the singer himself. A stadium spokeswoman revealed that the tragedy happened as hundreds of attendees were leaving the venue after the performance.
According to a spokesperson quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, the woman attempted to walk across the rows of seats instead of using the stairs, lost her footing, and fell. The spokesperson expressed deep sadness over the incident, offering thoughts and wishes to the patron and her family.
The concert on November 16 drew almost 40,000 people, and the British music sensation is scheduled to perform in Melbourne on Wednesday. Meanwhile, she is the subject of a recently released four-part Netflix documentary.
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