Just a few songs into the second of his two sold-out nights at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium on Saturday night (September 3), The Weeknd lost his voice and pulled the plug on the show.
The Weeknd was in the middle of “Can’t Feel My Face” when he lost his voice, stopped, then came out on stage to tell the audience: “I can’t give you the concert that I want to give you. I’m going to make sure that everyone is fine get your money back and I’ll do a show for you guys soon but I wanted to come out and personally apologize and not tweet it or Instagram it I wanted you guys to know that I can’t give you what I want to give you. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”
The visibly upset superstar then took to the stage as the crowd cheered before adding: “You know how much this is killing me. I love you. Thank you so much.”
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) 4 September 2022
Fans left SoFi Stadium in relatively high spirits, chanting The Weeknd’s 2021 Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Save Your Tears” in unison.
The singer’s show the night before got high marks, med Billboard reporting“The Weeknd is the singer, director, creator, composer and star of his own movie. And Hollywood hasn’t seen the whole of him yet,” praising the Ethiopian-American for his complete command of the audience through songs like “Gasoline,” “Can’ t Feel Me Face” and “Blinding Lights.”
The Weeknd’s highly anticipated tour got off to a rocky start when it kicked off in July. The opening date in his hometown of Toronto, July 8, had to be postponed due to a Rogers wireless network outage. However, the 18-day tour had rolled smoothly until Saturday, the last night of the excursion. The tour is now expected to continue through Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and the Middle East