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The Weeknd cancels concert after losing his voice during show

The Canadian musician apologized to fans on Instagram and promiseed to make it up to them with another concert.
The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 23, 2022.
The Weeknd performs in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 23.Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP file

The Weeknd canceled a concert in Los Angeles on Saturday after he lost his voice during the show.

The concert was due to start at 9 p.m. at SoFi Stadium as part of the Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Dawn Tour," Variety reported. Upon his entrance into the stadium, his voice cracked audibly as he welcomed his fans, and he made it through only four songs before he cut the show short at around 9:30 p.m.

“I don’t know what just happened … but I just lost my voice,” he told the crowd from the stage, according to Variety. “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. I’m gonna make sure everybody’s good — you’ll get your money back."

He later apologized to fans and on Instagram and promised them a new concert.

“My voice went out during the first song, and I’m devastated," he said via Instagram story. "Felt it go, and my heart dropped. My deepest apologies to my fans here. I promise I’m make it up to you with a new date.”

The concert Saturday night was the Weeknd's second night in a row at SoFi Stadium.

"Can’t believe we’re here," he said in a recent Instagram post. "Los Angeles… this weekend belongs to us."

The Weeknd's next concert date is Sept. 22 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, according to his website. There is no new date for the canceled Los Angeles concert yet.