The Weeknd is “devastated” after being forced to abruptly end his After Hours Til Dawn Tour date in Inglewood, California at SoFi Stadium on Saturday evening (Sept. 3) due to vocal issues causing the hitmaker to be unable to give the show his fans deserve.
The “After Hours” singer lost his voice in the middle of performing his chart-topping hit, “Can’t Feel My Face,” before suddenly stopping and walking off the stage.
After a few minutes the song ended and his next song began, however, at that time the lights came on and the 32-year-old singer from Canada returned to the stage. Upon returning to the stage, he shared the unfortunate news with fans that he had lost his voice and he couldn’t go on with the show.
“I just lost my voice. This is killing me. I don’t want to stop the show but I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now,” The Weeknd told the sold-out crowd. “I’m going to make sure everybody’s good and you get your money back. I’m going to do a show real soon for you guys and I wanted to come out and personally apologize and not Tweet it or Instagram it or whatever. I want you guys to know that I can’t give you what I want to give you right now and I apologize. I’m so sorry, I love you guys so much.”
“You know how much this kills me right now, I’m sorry. I love you, thank you so much,” The Weeknd said as tears filled his eyes.
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) September 4, 2022
Most of the crowd were in shock and disbelief of the abrupt cancelation and remained in their seats even after it was evident that the show would not go on as planned.
Following the incident at the show, The Weeknd took to social media to further explain what happen with fans and apologize.
“My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated,” The Weeknd wrote. “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.”
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 4, 2022
It’s unclear if his vocal issues will cause further cancelations or postponed shows, however, his next scheduled tour dates listed on Ticketmaster are Sept. 13 in Johanneshov, Sweden, followed by two shows in his hometown of Toronto on September 22 and 23, which will feature support from Kaytranada and Mike Dean. The tour was originally slated to kickoff in Toronto, however, were unable to go on as planned due to the Rogers network outage.
The Weeknd is currently in the midst of his much-anticipated, first-ever stadium tour, dubbed the After Hours Til Dawn Tour, which kicked off in Philadelphia on July 14 at the Lincoln Financial Field.
Produced by Live Nation, the trek marks the first leg of The Weeknd’s massive world tour, with additional dates in Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa & Middle East to be announced.
The tour is in support of his projects, After Hours, which spawned hits such as “Blinding Light,” “In Your Eyes,” “Save Your Tears” “Heartless,” among others, as well as his latest project, Dawn FM.