‘Simply have to ensure any person’s OK’

A fan at a Drake live performance needed to thank him later for stopping the present when he fell from the mezzanine into the orchestra at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater.

About 90 minutes into Sunday night time’s present, the Canadian rapper had simply introduced out collaborator 21 Savage when a fan fell from the balcony, The Insider reports. A number of seconds later, safety alerted Drake, who stopped the present, saying, “Simply have to ensure any person’s OK.”

Drake performs on stage at The Apollo Theater on January 21, 2023 in New York City.

Drake performs on stage at The Apollo Theater on January 21, 2023 in New York Metropolis.

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The rappers have been offstage for about quarter-hour and the home lights have been introduced up as on-site emergency medical providers attended to the fallen fan. The theater then introduced that nobody had been injured, that the individual was being “checked on,” and—this being The Apollo—that “the present should go on.”

The Apollo confirmed the incident in a tweet Monday.

“Drake, Apollo, and SiriusXM halted the present instantly when studying of a possible fan harm and customary protocols have been taken,” the venue mentioned. “The fan and different viewers members reported that they have been OK. No main accidents have been reported.” The Apollo added that it’s “investigating the state of affairs additional.”

Drake and 21 Savage then returned to the stage to carry out songs from their duet album Her Loss, launched in November of final yr. The album acquired blended critiques however nonetheless topped the Billboard 200 chart. A lyric from that album’s “Circo Loco” suggesting that Megan Thee Stallion lied about being shot by Tory Lanez additionally acquired criticism, particularly from Thee Stallion herself, who later won her case against Lanez.

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