The Weeknd cancels his Sofi live performance in Los Angeles mid-song

The Weeknd abruptly stopped his sold-out SoFi Stadium live performance in Inglewood on Saturday evening simply three songs into the set, telling followers he needed to cancel the present after dropping his voice in the course of “Can’t Feel My Face.”

In the course of the music, the Weeknd walked off stage. The music ended and one other began earlier than the lights got here up. The singer walked again out onstage, mentioned he had misplaced his voice and apologized for having to cancel.

“I’m going to make sure everyone is good, you’ll get your money back,” he informed the shocked viewers. “But I’ll do a show real soon for you guys.”

The Weeknd added that he wished to apologize personally, quite than tweet or Instagram it. “I can’t give you what I want to give you,” he mentioned.

Many followers remained confused or in disbelief, not leaving their seats even after it was clear the present was over.

The Weeknd later launched a press release that learn: “My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart dropped. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”

In praising opening evening at SoFi on Friday, Occasions music critic Mikael Wooden known as the Weeknd’s mixture of previous and new materials “crisp and pulverizingly loud.” Wrote Wooden: “His singing carried emotion with a laser-like intensity, particularly in the wistful ‘Out of Time’ and ‘I Feel It Coming,’ even amid the boomy atmosphere of a stadium.”

How vital the Weeknd’s vocal drawback could be and whether or not some other tour dates could be affected remained unclear Saturday evening. The subsequent dates listed on Ticketmaster’s calendar have been Sept. 13 in Johanneshov, Sweden, adopted by Sept. 22 and 23 in Toronto.