The Weeknd Stops Concert Mid-Show After Losing His Voice

The show must end.The WeekndAfter realizing that his voice was failing, he decided to end his Los Angeles concert at a very early hour on Saturday September 3.

After just a few songs in his planned set of 29, the singer performed the second night at Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles, just after 9:30 PM local time. The 32-year-old singer, Abel Tesfaye, explained that he had no choice but to end the show.

“I don’t know what just happened, but I just lost my voice,” he told the crowd from the stage, per social media videos. “This is killing me. I don’t wanna stop the show, but I can’t give you the concert I wanna give you right now. I’m gonna make sure everybody’s good — you’ll get your money back — I’ll do a show real soon for you guys. But I wanted you to know that I was sorry and not just tweet it or Instagram it. I want 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.”

The “Can’t Feel My Face” crooner continued, “You know how much this kills me, right? You are my best friend. Thank you so much.”

After the show ended early, he later apologized on social media. “My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated,” the Canada native shared. “Felt it go and my heart dropped. My sincere apologies to all my fans. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”

An announcement of a new date has not yet been made for the makeup show.

The first night of the concerts went off without a hitch, and it was even used for The Weeknd’s new TV show The Idol. Lily Rose Depp took the stage to film a quick scene for the HBO Max drama, which was co-created by the “Blinding Lights” performer, Euphoria‘s Sam LevinsonAnd Reza Fahim. It’s set to follow a self-help guru, who is described by the network as a “leader of a modern-day cult,” who starts a difficult relationship with a new pop star.

The Weeknd performs in Inglewood’s Sofi Stadium on September 2, 2022.
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The trailers first dropped in July/August, but HBO Max has not yet revealed a release date. The Idol.

The Weeknd quit using drugs, and decided to stop drinking. The TV show was authorized shortly thereafter.

“Drugs were a crutch. It was me thinking I needed it. And not doing the work to figure out how not to need it,” the Toronto native said in his September 2021 GQ cover story. “And I’ve spent the last few years realizing that and thanking God that I don’t need it. Because for a lot of people, it’s hard to shake it. But I knew I didn’t want it.”

He added, “I’m not a heavy drinker, as much as I used to be. The romance of drinking isn’t there.”

The Weeknd is also contemplating his future, which may include children. “I know I say I don’t, but I know I do. I want children,” the Grammy winner told the magazine. “I guess I say [I don’t want them]Because I enjoy the career path. But also I feel like having children would influence me and inspire me more.”