The 29-year-old drill rapper took to social media on Sunday (July 31) to share an update on his health after he was punched in the face by a pyrotechnician during his early night set on Saturday at the music festival.
“Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago on stage, I am taking a break and focusing on my health,” Lil Durk captioned the post on Instagramwhich shows a photo of hip hop artist in a hospital room wearing a mask and a large patch covering his right eye.
“I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate you all.”
In a fan-caught video of the incident, Lil Durk is seen walking across the stage before being hit directly in the face by heavy bursts of smoke. The music then cuts out as the rapper takes a few steps back and covers his face with his white T-shirt.
“Woah, woah, you okay bro? It got a little close. It shot right up,” a person from the scene is heard saying, referring to the explosion.
Lil Durk took a few moments to collect himself before continuing his performance. “F— it, no more smoke, let’s do it,” he said to the packed crowd of followers Page six.
The “Broadway Girls” rapper had more than 20 U.S. tour dates scheduled through mid-October at press time.
Lil Durk scored his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in March with his latest album, 7220. The release then spent three weeks in second place before returning to the top spot in April. The rapper previously topped the list with The voice of heroesa set to collaborate with Lil Baby, for one week in 2021.
See Lil Durk’s post on Instagram here.