The Weeknd called time ealrly on a show in Los Angeles on Saturday night after losing his voice mid-song. The September 3 show at SoFi Stadium was canceled shortly after The Weeknd played "Can't Feel My Face," with the singer telling the sold-out crowd "This is killing me" and promising to return and make it up to fans.
The Weeknd halted his second night at L.A.'s Sofi Stadium after losing his voice: "This is killing me, I don't want to stop the show but I can't give you the concert I want to give you right now." https://t.co/nCQlFm7lX6 pic.twitter.com/BwA9W2TNDT— Variety (@Variety) September 4, 2022
Explaining why the show was coming to an end after just four songs, Abel Tesfaye said: "This is killing me, I don’t want to stop the show. But I can’t give you the concert that I want to give you right now. I’m going to make sure everybody’s good, get 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. I wanted you guys to know that I can’t give you what I want to give you. I apologize. I’m so sorry. I love you guys so much."
A brief statement was also shared on Twitter. “My voice went out during the first song and I’m devastated,” he wrote. “Felt it go and my heart dropped. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’ll make it up to you with a new date.”
The SoFi Stadium show was part of The Weeknd's 2022 world tour, his first since releasing Dawn FM and 2020 album After Hours. The tour hit a previous hitch when opener Doja Cat pulled out in order to recover from surgery.
September 4, 2022