The Weeknd cancels live concert halfway through song after losing his voice

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By Asiya Ali

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The Weeknd has apologized for canceling his concert on Saturday evening after losing his voice early into the set.

The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - was 15 minutes into his second sold-out night at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium on the evening of August 3, when he suddenly stopped the show.

The 32-year-old star cited vocal problems and tearfully apologized to the 70,000 bewildered fans in attendance for not being able to put on "the concert I want to give you right now," before exiting the stage.

The 'Blinded Lights' singer had just kicked off what was meant to be an electrifying, 29-song set - featuring hits like 'Gasoline,' 'Sacrifice,' and 'How Do I Make You Love Me?' - when he stopped performing 'Can’t Feel My Face' to address the audience hoarsely.

Watch the concert video below: 

After briefly walking off-stage, the singer returned in front of the crowd and said: "This is killing me. 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," he said, according to videos posted on Twitter.

"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," he concluded.

After making his personal apology to the audience, the 'Save your Tears' musician reassured fans that he would reschedule the show in his statement on his social media.

He wrote: "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."

Several fans in the audience posted their disappointment on Twitter after the Weeknd's announcement.

One user wrote: "I can’t believe what just happened. I had front row seats to The Weeknd at Sofi and he lost his voice midway through the 3rd song and had to end the show. I’m gutted for him and everyone else here holy s***."

Another user commented: "I'm bout to jump off the roof of SoFi after all the money I spent on drinks and for The Weeknd to walk off……………"

A third user said: "About to drown myself in this pinche sofi lake bc the Weeknd just canceled."

However, others praised the 'Call Out My Name' singer for making a tough decision, noting that he's been on tour since early July.

One user wrote: "The Weeknd has been singing nonstop for the past month or so and y’all wanna talk down on him for 'losing his voice' we lose our voices by singing 3 songs, don’t talk down on my bae fr."

Another chimed in and said: "The Weeknd sang this whole tour LIVE no lip-synching or heavy-ass backtrack, and as soon as he cancels one show for his sake, he's public enemy #1..."

This is not the first time the Weeknd has experienced problems during this tour. Originally, he was scheduled to play in arenas for this tour but he announced on October 2021 that he would change the venue to stadiums the following year.

The singer then pushed the tour back to summer 2021 to expand the After Hours Til Dawn tour, with the first concert date scheduled on July 8 in his hometown of Toronto, Canada.

However, that opening night was postponed at the last minute due to a wireless network outage at the city's Rogers Centre. The show was then rescheduled for September 22 with a second night added for September 23.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

The Weeknd cancels live concert halfway through song after losing his voice

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By Asiya Ali

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The Weeknd has apologized for canceling his concert on Saturday evening after losing his voice early into the set.

The Weeknd - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - was 15 minutes into his second sold-out night at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium on the evening of August 3, when he suddenly stopped the show.

The 32-year-old star cited vocal problems and tearfully apologized to the 70,000 bewildered fans in attendance for not being able to put on "the concert I want to give you right now," before exiting the stage.

The 'Blinded Lights' singer had just kicked off what was meant to be an electrifying, 29-song set - featuring hits like 'Gasoline,' 'Sacrifice,' and 'How Do I Make You Love Me?' - when he stopped performing 'Can’t Feel My Face' to address the audience hoarsely.

Watch the concert video below: 

After briefly walking off-stage, the singer returned in front of the crowd and said: "This is killing me. 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," he said, according to videos posted on Twitter.

"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," he concluded.

After making his personal apology to the audience, the 'Save your Tears' musician reassured fans that he would reschedule the show in his statement on his social media.

He wrote: "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."

Several fans in the audience posted their disappointment on Twitter after the Weeknd's announcement.

One user wrote: "I can’t believe what just happened. I had front row seats to The Weeknd at Sofi and he lost his voice midway through the 3rd song and had to end the show. I’m gutted for him and everyone else here holy s***."

Another user commented: "I'm bout to jump off the roof of SoFi after all the money I spent on drinks and for The Weeknd to walk off……………"

A third user said: "About to drown myself in this pinche sofi lake bc the Weeknd just canceled."

However, others praised the 'Call Out My Name' singer for making a tough decision, noting that he's been on tour since early July.

One user wrote: "The Weeknd has been singing nonstop for the past month or so and y’all wanna talk down on him for 'losing his voice' we lose our voices by singing 3 songs, don’t talk down on my bae fr."

Another chimed in and said: "The Weeknd sang this whole tour LIVE no lip-synching or heavy-ass backtrack, and as soon as he cancels one show for his sake, he's public enemy #1..."

This is not the first time the Weeknd has experienced problems during this tour. Originally, he was scheduled to play in arenas for this tour but he announced on October 2021 that he would change the venue to stadiums the following year.

The singer then pushed the tour back to summer 2021 to expand the After Hours Til Dawn tour, with the first concert date scheduled on July 8 in his hometown of Toronto, Canada.

However, that opening night was postponed at the last minute due to a wireless network outage at the city's Rogers Centre. The show was then rescheduled for September 22 with a second night added for September 23.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy