Drake had to stop his Apollo concert after a fan fell from the second floor off the balcony.
Drake performed at the historic Apollo theater in Harlem, New York, on Sunday. During the second half of the concert, Drizzy brought out his dear friend, fellow rapper 21 Savage, to perform songs from their joint Her Loss album.
As “Rich Flex” begins to play, the crowd makes a loud noise, hinting that something disastrous has happened.
A fan fell from the second-floor balcony.
Drake had to pause his show tonight after someone accidentally fell off the balcony. He’s okay and they kept on preforming. pic.twitter.com/EWKBDIF3mN
— Drake Direct (@DrakeDirect_) January 23, 2023
Once the man landed on the floor, crew members rushed to help him out. “Just have to make sure somebody’s OK,” Drake said after he and 21 Savage were rushed off stage following the incident.
On Monday, the Apollo theater released a statement following the accident, reporting no major injuries thus far.
“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,” the post concluded.
Drake walked off stage for 15 minutes and then returned. The fan’s fall dislodged a light fixture.
“Let’s just make some noise that everybody’s OK,” Drake said in between tracks, adding: “I feel like they had to wait like 10 minutes. We should go up a little more.”