Watch As Drake Pauses Show After A fan falls from balcony during His Apollo Concert, (Videos)
Drake had to pause his SiriusXM concert at the Apollo Theater on Sunday night after an “over-hyped” fan fell from the balcony.
According to Insider and other reports, the incident occurred around 90 minutes into the show, just after 21 Savage joined Drake onstage to perform songs from their collaborative album.
Before they could begin performing, a man fell from the second floor into the orchestra pit, disengaging some of the venue’s lighting.
A crew member ran onstage and asked the rappers to delay the show. “Just gotta make sure somebody’s OK,” Drake told the audience. The concert paused for around 15 minutes while security and other venue staff were seen treating the man and removing the damaged lighting rig.
An announcer then said that no one had been injured in the incident, which was confirmed to Variety by a rep for the Apollo on Monday.
“Everybody is absolutely OK,” the announcer said over the venue’s P.A. “They are being checked on. Nobody’s hurt. But I got even better news for you: We’re at the Apollo so the show must go on.”
The Apollo’s statement reads in full: “Unfortunately, last evening an incident occurred with an audience member who landed in the orchestra from the lower mezzanine. Drake, Apollo and SiriusXM halted the show immediately when learning of a potential fan injury and standard protocols were taken. They were seen immediately by EMS on site. The fan and other audience members reported that they were OK. No major injuries have been reported. The Apollo is investigating the situation further.”
See Video of Drake Pausing His Apollo Show After a Fan Fell From the Balcony Below: