By Celine Tran
Abel Tesfaye, more commonly known by his stage name The Weeknd, suddenly stopped his show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on September 3rd. The Canadian singer was in the middle of a song when his voice suddenly gave out, and he sorrowfully told the crowd that he would be canceling his performance that night.
It was the second show that The Weeknd was performing in L.A. He was meant to be there to perform his award-winning song "Can't Feel My Face”, but he was backstage trying to figure out what to do as he had no voice. He eventually came on stage and said to his audience while choking back tears, "I don't want to stop the show, but I can't give you the concert that I want to give you right now." He told everyone that they would be refunded and that he would come back to perform another time as he left with a heavy heart. The crowd was very understanding of his decision and showed their support with loud cheering.
This isn’t the first time something has happened at one of his shows. He had previously had other complications such as having to postpone his tour twice due to the pandemic as well as postponing his Toronto show because of the Rogers outage that prevented many people from accessing the internet as well as seizing phone service in Canada.
Fortunately, The Weeknd has stated that he’s gotten better and is fit to perform. In an Instagram caption, he wrote, “Doctor says my voice is safe and with rest I’ll be solid and able to bring the show my TORONTO fans are waiting for. LA date is being worked out soon. Thank you SO much for all the love and understanding that’s come my way. I love you all so much… XO”