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Drake pauses concert after fan falls from mezzanine: ‘Just have to make sure somebody’s OK’

by Mahmmod Shar

No one was injured and because it was The Apollo Theater, the show went on.

By Lester Fabian Brathwaite

At the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, a fan at a Drake concert had to thank the artist later for stopping the performance when he fell from the mezzanine into the orchestra.

A fan fell from the balcony 90 minutes into the Canadian rapper’s performance on Sunday night just as he was introducing his partner 21 Savage, according to The Insider. A short while later, security informed Drake, who abruptly ended the performance to “just make sure somebody’s OK.”

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The rappers were offstage for about 15 minutes and the house lights were brought up as on-site emergency medical services attended to the fallen fan. The theater then announced that no one had been injured, that the person was being “checked on,” and—this being The Apollo—that “the show must go on.”

The Apollo confirmed the incident in a tweet Monday.

“Drake, Apollo, and SiriusXM halted the show immediately when learning of a potential fan injury and standard protocols were taken,” the venue said. “The fan and other audience members reported that they were OK. No major injuries have been reported.” The Apollo added that it is “investigating the situation further.”

Drake and 21 Savage then returned to the stage to perform songs from their duet album Her Loss, released in November of last year. The album received mixed reviews but still topped the Billboard 200 chart. A lyric from that album’s “Circo Loco” suggesting that Megan Thee Stallion lied about being shot by Tory Lanez also received criticism, particularly from Thee Stallion herself, who later won her case against Lanez.

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