Drake interrupts the Apollo concert after a fan falls off the balcony
Drake’s second concert for SiriusXM on Sunday at Harlem’s Apollo Theater was interrupted after a fan fell from the venue’s mezzanine balcony into the audience below.
According to Insiders and other reports, the incident happened about 90 minutes into the show, shortly after 21 Savage joined Drake on stage to perform songs from their album together. Before they could start the performance, a man fell from the second floor into the orchestra pit, knocking out some of the venue lights.
A member of the crew left the stage and asked the rappers to postpone the show. “I just have to make sure somebody’s okay,” Drake told the audience. The concert was suspended for approximately 15 minutes while security personnel and other venue personnel treated the man and removed the damaged lighting system.
A spokesman then said that no one was injured in this incident.
“Everyone is absolutely fine,” said a man over loudspeakers. “You will be checked. No one gets hurt. But I have better news for you: We’re at the Apollo, so the show must go on.”
Representatives for Apollo and SiriusXM did not immediately respond diversityrequests for comments.
Drake and Savage then resumed the show, performing songs from their 2022 double album Her Loss.
“Let’s make some noise that everybody agrees on,” Drake said between tracks, adding, “I feel like they had to wait like 10 minutes, we should go up a little more.”
Like many special SiriusXM concerts at the Apollo, this was a special concert looking back at the headliner’s career, which has included Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, U2, Bruce Springsteen and others in the past. diversity Recap of the first night of the two-show booth.
At the end of the show he said: “This audience is an absolute 10 out of 10. I am happy with this evening. We apologize for the delay and all the bullshit, but thank you,” he said, calling it “an evening of gratitude.”