A woman has died after falling at a Robbie Williams concert last week held at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium.
The woman, in her 70s, was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst from the concert at Moore Park last Thursday night (local time). She remained in intensive care in an induced coma for several days and died on Monday, a spokesperson for St Vincent’s said. Her identity is yet to be confirmed.
Around 50,000 fans attended both two nights of Williams’ XXV Australian Tour in Sydney, with his nine-date run sold out at every performance.
The former Take That singer is due to play Wednesday night at Melbourne’s AAMI Park, in the same month a four-part Netflix docuseries of his life was released. The Sydney Morning Herald has contacted both Williams’ management and Venues NSW which operates Allianz Stadium for comment.
The death comes on the back of another rock concert tragedy last Friday. During Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour performance in Rio Di Janeiro, which took place during a heatwave, 23-year-old fan Ana Clara Benevides Machado died.
According to reports, she fainted at the Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium where Swift was performing and was taken to hospital, where she died of a cardiac arrest.
Machado’s father says he is seeking answers from concert organisers following reports that they prevented concert-goers to bring in water during the extreme heat. Swift postponed one show after the death due to the conditions where the apparent temperature – a combination of temperature and humidity – hit 59C.
At the time, New South Wales ambulance spokesperson confirmed that paramedics were called to the scene.
“Last night we attended Allianz Stadium. We were called in to reports of a woman in her seventies who had fallen,” their statement said.
“We treated her on scene to injuries to her face and head and took her to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition.”