We have all experienced those moments where we sing a bit too loudly at karaoke and end up losing our voices. Unfortunately, this happened to The Weeknd during his L.A. show that took place this weekend.
The Weeknd was scheduled to have two shows in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, with both shows being fully sold out with 70,000 tickets being sold for each day. The first show took place on Friday (2 September) in which he performed as usual, putting on an amazing show for his fans. The second show, scheduled for Saturday, began as usual, but ended early with the singer stating he had lost his voice.
The singer walked off stage during his song “Can’t Feel My Face” leaving fans confused, until he returned on stage to announce that he would have to cancel the show. He informed them that he “can’t give [them] the concert [he wants] to give [them] right now” which breaks our heart knowing that he wants to make sure he gives his all for his fans at his concerts. The singer was also quoted saying “I want to come out and personally apologise, I’m so sorry, I love you guys so much.” He promised to give back the money to those who purchased tickets, and promised to have another concert there “real soon.” After the concert, he made an announcement on his Twitter page.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 4, 2022
Many fans were heartbroken, but cared about his well being over their own experiences, wishing he gets better soon. Fans were quoted as seeing him “on the verge of tears” whilst making the announcement of cancelling the show.
He looks like he’s literally about to cry. you guys are seriously booing him when he literally can’t help his voice going out after NIGHTS OF SINGING HIS HEART OUT pic.twitter.com/5uQaj8as9w
— gigi (@tisthedamngigi) September 4, 2022
However, despite this, there was still backlash from some of the concert attendees. Some were saying that he sounded fine whilst making the announcement and he should have powered through the concert. Some were saying it was unfair of him to cancel the concert, even if they are getting their money back. But many people say that those who are giving the singer backlash for cancelling the concert are fake fans, and should care about his health over their own entertainment.