Global musician The Weeknd cancelled his sold-out show in Los Angeles on Saturday, mid-song after experiencing vocal issues. The chart-topper abruptly stopped the show and left the stage while performing his hit song “Can’t Feel My Face.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Grammy-winning singer stopped the concert at SoFi Stadium about four songs into his set and apologized to concert-goers for the turn of events. “This is killing me,” he told the audience. “I don’t want to stop the show, but I can’t give you the concert that I want to give you right now.”
“I’m going to make sure everybody’s good, get your money back, and I’ll do a show real soon for you guys, but I wanted to come out and personally apologize and not tweet it or Instagram it,” the apologetic musician continued. “I wanted you guys to know that I can’t give you what I want to give you. I apologize. I’m so sorry. I love you guys so much.”
— David Viramontes (@davidviramontes) September 4, 2022
Later in the evening on social media, the singer said in a statement, “My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart dropped. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.” Per the report, a concert attendee reported pandemonium after the cancellation noting that SoFi staff scrambled for a mass exodus that occurred sooner than expected.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 4, 2022
— andy (@aandy562) September 4, 2022
Although the rescheduled Los Angeles show has not been rescheduled yet, the next stop in the “After Hours Til Dawn” tour is set for September 22 in Toronto at Rogers Centre.