‘This is killing me’: The Weeknd loses his voice mid-song during LA concert, cancels show and apologizes to fans

‘This is killing me’: The Weeknd loses his voice mid-song during LA concert, cancels show and apologizes to fans
The Weeknd apologizes for stopping his concer midway after he lost his voice onstage in LA (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: After losing his voice in the middle of a musical performance, The Weeknd abruptly ended his sold-out show in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 29.

The 'Starboy' fled the stage midway through his second song of the night, ‘Can't Feel My Face', on the second night of his two-night engagement at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. After a short break, the 32-year-old Grammy winner came back and announced to the roughly 70,000 spectators there that he would not be finishing his scheduled 29-track performance. "I don't know what just happened, but I just lost my voice. This is killing me. I don't wanna stop the show, but I can't give you the concert I want to give you right now." When he ultimately came out, he started sobbing to the crowd. "I'm gonna make sure everybody's good — you'll get your money back — I'll do a show real soon for you guys," he told his cheering fans.


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The 'False Alarm' singer apologized once again and provided further details about what transpired onstage following the first song on Twitter. "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,” his Twitter post read.

The first night of his show went smoothly. Even his new TV series, 'The Idol', was based on the show. The star is using cutscenes from his concerts in the upcoming series. The first trailers were released by HBO Max in July and August. There's no official release date yet. 

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The Weeknd had to cancel of his scheduled performances mid-show after he lost his voice (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

He is due to perform in Toronto on September 22 for his next mega public appearance but is yet to reveal the rescheduled dates to cover for this incident as he told his supporters, "I wanted to come out and personally apologize, and not tweet it or Instagram it or whatever.”

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