The Weeknd halted his concert after just three songs Saturday night in Southern California, leaving tens of thousands of fans disappointed.
The singer was performing “Can’t Feel My Face” in front of a sold-out crowd at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, when he walked off stage in the middle of the song, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Video posted on Twitter by Pop Base entertainment news showed The Weeknd returning to the stage and explaining what happened.
“I want to personally come out and apologize to you guys. I don’t know what happened when I screamed, but I just lost my voice. This is killing me,” he said. “I don’t want to stop the show, but I can’t give you the concert that I want to give you right now. I’m going to make sure that everybody is going to get your money back, but I’ll do a show real soon for you guys.”
The Weeknd had to cancel his second LA concert because he began to lose his voice. pic.twitter.com/cW484YkZXz
— Pop Base (@PopBase) September 4, 2022
The singer, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, was at SoFi Stadium as part of his “After Hours Til Dawn” tour.
He later posted an apology on Twitter.
“My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart dropped,” he tweeted. “My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 4, 2022
The Canadian singer-songwriter launched the global tour in his hometown of Toronto on July 8, according to his website.
The tour included stops in New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Las Vegas, before arriving in Los Angeles.
So far, no details have been released about a rescheduled show for Los Angeles area fans.
The Ticketmaster calendar shows the next date listed is on Sept. 13 at Avicii Arena in Johanneshov, Sweden.
The image above of The Weeknd is from a previous concert in Amsterdam (Credit: benhoudijk/Deposit Photos)