Robbie Williams fan dies after accident at concert on first night of his tour
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A Robbie Williams fan has died after injuries suffered from a fall at the opening night of his Australian XXV tour in Sydney.
The opening concert of his tour was held at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney, on 16 November and a spokesperson explained that a woman in her 70s had been rushed to hospital following an accident at the end of the show as fans left the arena.
They explained that at the end of the concert as fans were leaving a woman tried to step over rows of seats instead of using the stairs and fell from the stadium's upper level.
A member of staff at the stadium and a nearby member of the public who was a qualified medical professional attended to her after her fall and an ambulance was called.
However, the woman later died in hospital with a spokesperson for St Vincent's Hospital confirming this week that she had passed away due to her injuries.
Around 40,000 people had attended the Robbie Williams concert last Thursday.
A spokesperson for New South Wales Ambulance said: "About 10.30pm Thursday November 16, NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Driver Avenue, Paddington.
"Paramedics treated a woman in her 70s for head injuries before transporting her to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition."
This death comes after a fan recently died ahead of a Taylor Swift concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, causing a subsequent performance from the singer to be postponed.
A 23-year-old woman died from 'cardiac arrest due to dehydration' after being rushed to hospital from Swift's concert.
Brazil has been suffering from a heatwave, with Swift spotted asking staff to hand out water to her fans, and Ana Clara Benevides Machado sadly died.
Swift was 'devastated' to hear that a fan of hers had died and wrote that she felt 'overwhelmed by grief'.
At a later performance she played her song 'Bigger Than the Whole Sky', a tune about grief, as a surprise to fans at her concert.
The father of the 23-year-old spoke out about his loss and said he wanted to know what had happened to lead to the tragedy.
"I lost my only daughter, a happy and intelligent girl. She was about to graduate in Psychology next April," he said before declaring that he wanted to know more about the conditions in the stadium leading up to his daughter's death.
"I want it to be found out whether they were in fact prohibited from bringing water, whether there was negligence in providing assistance.
"I know that the singer was handing out water to her fans, and that is absurd for an event of this size.
"Nothing will bring my daughter back, but I hope that, if negligence is confirmed, someone will be punished, so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else."