Drake’s second concert for SiriusXM at Harlem’s Apollo Theater on Sunday was halted after a fan fell from the venue’s mezzanine balcony into the audience below.
According to Insider and other reports, the incident happened about 90 minutes into the show, just after 21 Savage joined Drake on stage to perform songs from their collaborative album. Before they begin to perform, a man falls from the second floor into the orchestra pit, knocking out some of the venue’s lights.
A crew member ran on stage and told the rappers to delay the show. “Just gotta make sure somebody’s okay,” Drake told the audience. The concert was paused for about 15 minutes while security and other venue staff were seen treating the man and removing the damaged light rig.
An announcer then said that no one was injured in the incident.
“Everybody’s all right,” a man said over the loudspeaker. “They are being tested. No one was hurt. But I’ve got better news for you: we’re at the Apollo so the show must go on.”
Representatives for Apollo and SiriusXM did not immediately respond diversityRequest for comments.
Drake and Savage then resumed the show by performing songs from their 2022 double album, “Her Loss.”
“Let’s make some noise that everybody’s okay,” Drake said between tracks, adding, “I think they had to wait like 10 minutes, we should go a little higher.”
Like many special SiriusXM concerts at the Apollo, this was a special, pre-career concert for the headlining artist, which in the past has included Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, U2, Bruce Springsteen and others. diversity Review of first night of two-show stand.
At the end of the show, he said, “This crowd is 10 out of 10. I am very happy tonight. We apologize for the delay and all that shit, but thank you,” he said, calling it an “evening of gratitude.”