Drake pauses live performance after fan falls from mezzanine: ‘Simply have to ensure any person’s OK’
Nobody was injured and since it was The Apollo Theater, the present went on.
Lester Fabian Brathwaite
A fan at a Drake live performance needed to thank him later for stopping the present when he fell from the mezzanine into the orchestra at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater.
About 90 minutes into Sunday night time’s present, the Canadian rapper had simply introduced out collaborator 21 Savage when a fan fell from the balcony, The Insider reports. A number of seconds later, safety alerted Drake, who stopped the present, saying, “Simply have to ensure any person’s OK.”
Drake performs on stage at The Apollo Theater on January 21, 2023 in New York Metropolis.
Drake pauses live performance after fan falls from mezzanine
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The rappers have been offstage for about quarter-hour and the home lights have been introduced up as on-site emergency medical providers attended to the fallen fan. The theater then introduced that nobody had been injured, that the particular person was being “checked on,” and—this being The Apollo—that “the present should go on.”
“Drake, Apollo, and SiriusXM halted the present instantly when studying of a possible fan harm and customary protocols have been taken,” the venue stated. “The fan and different viewers members reported that they have been OK. No main accidents have been reported.” The Apollo added that it’s “investigating the scenario additional.”
Drake and 21 Savage then returned to the stage to carry out songs from their duet album Her Loss, launched in November of final yr. The album acquired combined critiques however nonetheless topped the Billboard 200 chart. A lyric from that album’s “Circo Loco” suggesting that Megan Thee Stallion lied about being shot by Tory Lanez additionally acquired criticism, particularly from Thee Stallion herself, who later won her case against Lanez.
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