The “I Like You” singer, whose real name is Austin Post, was in the midst of his headlining performance singing “Circles” when he tripped on an uncovered hole in the stage that was part of the show’s production and used to lower a guitar that he played during a two-song (“Stay” and “Go Flex”) acoustic segment.
Post Malone falls hard at St. Louis show😳 Video courtesy of Zachary Bukhshtaber pic.twitter.com/jsLUTJJ6iD
— Kevin C. Johnson (@kevincjohnson) September 18, 2022
In a clip shared to social media by a fan at the concert, Post is seen singing the chart-topping hit before he suddenly suffers a very painful fall that resulted in bruised ribs.
Medics and tour personnel quickly rushed to his aid on stage after he fell as Post was visibly in a lot of pain and holding onto his ribs.
After examining his injuries, he was walked off the stage with an oxygen tank and help up by members of his team. Production of the concert was then halted for just under a half an hour.
Fans showed their support for the hitmaker by chanting his name as he was walked off the stage to get medical attention out of the spotlight.
After pausing the concert for approximately 20 minutes, Post returned to the stage to finish the remainder of his set.
Despite pain from the fall and being injured, the hitmaker powered through and performed five additional songs, including “Rockstar,” “Cooped Up,” “Sunflower,” “Congratulations,” and “White Iverson.”
Post later took to social media to share a health update with fans via a TikTok video message.
“Hey St. Louis, F–king love you guys so much. Thank you for the patience, thank you for putting up with my dumb ass,” Post said in the clip he shared on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18). “Whenever we do the acoustic part of the show, the guitars on the guitar stand, it goes down and there’s this big ass hole so I go around there and turn the corner and bust my ass… winded me pretty good. It got me pretty good.
love you guys so much 💕 pic.twitter.com/eneJWf30fM
— Post Malone (@PostMalone) September 18, 2022
He went on to share that he went to the hospital and is feeling better despite some bruises, pain and hurt ribs.
“We just got back from the hospital and everything’s good. They gave me some pain meds and everything, so, we can keep kicking ass on the tour. I just want to apologize to everyone in St. Louis and I want to say thank you guys so much for coming to the show and next time I’m around this way we’re going to do a two-hour show for you. So, we can make up for the couple missed songs that we missed.”
Post concluded his video message graciously thanking his fan for their endless support.
“Thank you guys for your support and the love,” he said at the conclusion of his video message to fans. “Thanks for hanging around even though I got my ass kicked by myself. I love you guys so much! Thank you and have a great night.”
love you guys so much 💕
Post’s manager Dre London also shared an update to Instagram, letting fans know that the rapper didn’t break any ribs, however, he did bruise them.
“Thank you🙏🏽 everyone for all your well-wishes! @postmalone didn’t break 3 ribs lastnite thank god🙏🏽We did X-rays @ hospital after the show & they declared he had bruised his ribs!” London wrote alongside a photo of him and Post on Instagram. “In true Posty fashion loving his fans he finished the show! I truly don’t know any artist like him. 🌎 Talking to him few hrs ago he was still saying Dre don’t go hard on em’ explaining more than saying “the show must go on! 😳 let’s all keep him in our thoughts as we know he will wake up in pain. 😔”
Post is currently in the midst of his much-anticipated Twelve Carat Tour with special guest Roddy Ricch, which kicked off earlier this month and runs through November.
His next scheduled tour date is Sunday, September 18 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. See a full list of his upcoming tour dates HERE.