Billie Eilish Halts Concert Again Over Concern For Fans’ Safety
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Billie Eilish brought her concert to a halt again after noticing a fan struggling to breathe.
The No Time To Die singer's actions come in the wake of the deadly crowd surge at the opening night of Travis Scott's Astroworld concert in November last year, in which 10 people between the ages of nine and 27 lost their lives.
The rapper and Live Nation are now the subjects of a huge lawsuit, comprised of nearly 400 cases representing close to 2,800 victims affected by the tragedy. The damages being sought amount to billions of dollars in compensation.
Earlier this month, Eilish was performing in Atlanta as part of her Happier Than Ever world tour when she spotted someone in the crowd having breathing difficulties. She brought the whole show to a pause and asked staff if they had an inhaler to help the fan, even asking the surrounding audience to 'give her some time' and 'not crowd' around her.
'I wait for people to be okay before I carry on,' she told the crowd, seemingly in reference to the Astroworld incident.
Last Friday, February 18, she stopped her concert again. While performing at New York’s Madison Square Garden, she clocked a fan struggling to breathe and took similar action to make sure they were okay before carrying on, as per The Independent.
Eilish caught the attention of Kanye West for acting with caution at her gig, with the rapper sharing a report of her 'diss' on Instagram and writing, 'Come on Billie we love you please apologise to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives no one intended this to happen.'
Billie Eilish : *stops her concert to help out a fan with breathing issues*— Ron (@evermoretrack2) February 10, 2022
Kanye West : APOLOGIZE TO TRAVIS SCOTT
Make it make sense ? 💀 pic.twitter.com/ZhXMMVn6uT
'Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened and yes Trav will be with me at Coachella but now I need Billie to apologise before I perform,' he added.
Eilish responded to West in the comments, writing, 'Literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan.'
In an interview last December, Scott said he didn't know people had died until after his performance. 'It wasn't really until minutes before the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened. Even after the show, you're just kind of hearing things, but I didn't know the exact details until minutes before the press conference,' he said.
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