The Weeknd calls off concert mid-performance as he starts to lose his voice
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The Weeknd was forced to call off a concert mid-performance after losing his voice, telling fans: “I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now.” You can see him apologising on stage here:
The 32-year-old was performing SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California last night when he suddenly lost his voice prompting him to apologise to fans before cutting the show short.
The glum-looking singer, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, said: “I wanted to personally come out and apologise to you guys. I don’t know what just happened… but I just lost my voice.
“This is killing me and 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 everybody’s good and get your money back, but I will do a show real soon with you guys.
“But I wanted to come out and personally apologise and not tweet it or Instagram it or whatever; I want you guys to know I can’t give you what I want to give you right now. I apologise. I’m so sorry. I love you guys so much.”
He finished by adding: “You know how much this kills me. I love you. Thank you so much.”
In an update on Twitter, the Canadian star once again apologised to fans, writing: “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.”
September 4, 2022
Fans have offered support to the singer. Responding to his Twitter post, one said: “You've got nothing to apologise [for] Abel. Relax and take a rest. We are just here waiting and supporting you when you are on your 100% health again.”
Someone else said: “That's the worst thing that can happen to a vocal artist. Hope he gets better soon.”
Another who shared her own footage from the concert wrote: “My video, but you can see that his voice was gone when he was trying to sing into the mic. Looked like he realised it, panicked, and ran backstage.
"I hope he gets better soon. Can’t wait for the next date to see him when he’s feeling better! Get some rest Abel.”
It's unclear what caused The Weeknd to lose his voice, but fans will have their fingers crossed that he’s feeling better ahead of his next two planned dates in Toronto on September 22 and 23.