The Weeknd was just a few songs into the second of two sold-out shows in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday night when he cut things short after losing his voice.
Billboard reports that the Toronto-born singer was midway through his hit “I Can’t Feel My Face” when he halted the song as his voice gave out.
After stopping the show, The Weeknd returned to the stage to announce he was cancelling the show.
“I can’t give you the concert I want to give you. I’m going to make sure everyone’s good, gets your money back, and I’ll do a show real soon for you guys, but I wanted to come out and personally apologize and not tweet it or Instagram it,” he told the crowd.
“I wanted you guys to know that I can’t give you what I want to give you,” he added. “I apologize. I’m so sorry.”
Described by Billboard as “visibly upset,” The Weeknd told the 70,000 fans in attendance, “You know how much this kills me. I love you. Thank you so much.”
— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) September 4, 2022
Soon after exiting the stage, he shared a message on Twitter to explain what had taken place.
“My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated. Felt it go and my heart dropped,” he wrote.
“My deepest apologies to my fans here,” he added. “I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 4, 2022