The Weeknd stops his SoFi Stadium concert in the middle of a song.
The Weeknd stopped his sold-out SoFi Stadium concert in Inglewood on Saturday night after only three songs. He told the crowd that he had to cancel the show because he lost his voice in the middle of “Can’t Feel My Face.”
The Weeknd left the stage in the middle of the song. Before the lights came on, the song ended and another one began. The singer walked back onstage, said he had lost his voice, and apologized for having to cancel.
He told the stunned crowd, “I’ll make sure everyone is okay, and you’ll get your money back.” “But I’ll put on a show for you guys very soon.”
The Weeknd also said that he would rather say sorry in person than on Twitter or Instagram. He told her, “I can’t give you what I want to give you.”
Many fans didn’t get up when it was clear the show was over because they were still confused or couldn’t believe it.
The Weeknd later said in a statement, “My voice broke during the first song, and I’m heartbroken. When I felt it go, my heart sank. I’m really sorry to my fans here. I’ll make it up to you by setting up a new date.”
Mikael Wood, a music critic for the Times, said that the Weeknd’s mix of old and new songs at SoFi’s opening night on Friday was “crisp and pulverizingly loud.” Wood wrote, “His singing carried emotion with the intensity of a laser beam, especially in the sad “Out of Time” and “I Feel It Coming,” even in the loud atmosphere of a stadium.”
It wasn’t clear Saturday night how bad the Weeknd’s vocal problem might be or if it would affect any other tour dates. On Ticketmaster’s calendar, the next show was on September 13 in Johanneshov, Sweden, and then on September 22 and 23 in Toronto.