The Weeknd’s Saturday night concert at Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium ended abruptly shortly after 9:30 p.m. The singer, who was wrapping up a two-night stadium tour, said he lost his voice and didn’t feel that he could deliver the show that people had paid for.
“I don’t know what just happened … but I lost my voice,” he told the audience from the stage. “This is killing me, I don’t want to stop the show but I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now. I’m going to make sure everyone is ok, get you your money back. , I will do a show for you very soon. But I wanted to go out and I apologize personally.”
“You know how much this kills me, I’m sorry. I love you very much, thank you,” he said before leaving the stage.
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Shortly after, the lights in the room came on and members of the audience shuffled among themselves not knowing whether to start for the exits or wait for the concert to resume.
The show, which was scheduled to start at 9 pm, was being filmed, in part, for a scene from the upcoming HBO Max series “The Idol”, starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye opposite Lily-Rose Depp. Wearing a white dress with her hair pulled back, she took the stage to deliver the key lines of one of the show’s penultimate moments: “I’ve had a rough year,” she says in character. “This world can be a cruel and unforgiving place and there were times when I didn’t know if I was going to pull through.”
At around 9:17 pm, The Weeknd made his entrance, but his voice was fading as he greeted the nearly 70,000 in attendance. The artists managed to get through four songs before the show had to be interrupted.
The singer later posted a statement on his Instagram story, writing, “My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. I felt it and my heart dropped. My sincere apologies to my fans. I promise I’m trying”. I will send you a new date.”
The show featured two opening acts, prolific producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Dean and DJ Kaytranada.
The “After Hours” tour was almost inevitable, except for the start of the tour in Toronto, which was canceled due to an internet outage that affected all of Canada. The concert in his hometown has been rescheduled for September 22. The replacement date for Los Angeles is not yet known.