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Drake fan falls from balcony during concert forcing show to pause, video shows

Jake Massey

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Drake fan falls from balcony during concert forcing show to pause, video shows

Featured Image Credit: TMZ / YouTube / @mymixtapez / Twitter

Drake was forced to halt a recent concert after a fan fell from the balcony.

Footage shows a man plummeting into the crowd below at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Watch here:

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Drake was performing on Sunday (22 January), and about 90 minutes into the show 21 Savage joined him on stage. However, the performance had to be abruptly halted after the man fell from the balcony.

A crew member quickly told Drake what happened and he said to the crowd: "Just have to make sure somebody's OK."

The lights then came up as security rushed to the man, with the gig paused for 15 minutes.

Fortunately - and somewhat surprisingly - nobody was harmed and the concert was able to go on after a dislodged light fixture was removed.

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Drake was performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, when a fan fell from the balcony. Credit: Twitter
Drake was performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, when a fan fell from the balcony. Credit: Twitter

According to Business Insider, the crowd was told over the speakers: "Everybody is absolutely OK. They are being checked on. Nobody's hurt.

"But I got even-better news for you: We're at the Apollo, so the show must go on."

Drake was also delighted by the news as after returning to the stage, the 36-year-old said: "Let's just make some noise that everybody's OK.

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"I feel like they had to wait like 10 minutes. We should go up a little more."

The 'Legend' the rapper thanked the audience, saying: "This crowd is an absolute 10 out of 10.

"I'm so happy with tonight. We apologise for the delays and all that s**t, but thank you."

The rapper described the crowd as a '10 out of 10'. Credit: The Canadian Press / Alamy Stock Photo
The rapper described the crowd as a '10 out of 10'. Credit: The Canadian Press / Alamy Stock Photo
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Describing it as 'an evening of gratitude', he continued: "I used to come up here, and my heart used to beat out of my chest. I used to be side of stage hoping some bad s**t would happen, like a f***ing fire alarm would go off.

"I used to dread performing because I just never really understood how it was just, like, me on one side and all of you on the other side.

"But it's nights like these that let me know I have the greatest job in the world, and I feel like you, again, give me the confidence to know after all these years, after all the noes that we've heard, after all the doors that slammed in our face, it's this exact group right here that lets me know that I'm exactly where I need to f***ing be."

Topics: Music, Drake, US News, New York

Jake Massey
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