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Drake Pauses Apollo Show After Fan Falls From Balcony

Drake paused his show at the Apollo Theater this past weekend after a fan fell from the mezzanine into the crowd below.

The Toronto rapper was performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, for the second of two intimate shows sponsored by SiriusXM.

A crew member rushed forward and spoke with the rapper, who then left the stage. “Just have to make sure somebody’s OK,” Drake told the audience.

The venue’s lights were turned on, and security guards could be seen running through the crowd toward the spot where the man landed.

After about 15 minutes, the venue announced that no one had been injured in the incident.

“Everybody is absolutely OK,” an announcement was made. “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.”

In a statement shared with Pitchfork, a representative for the Apollo Theater explained, “Unfortunately, last evening an incident occurred with an audience member who landed in the orchestra from the lower mezzanine. Drake, Apollo, and SiriusXM halted the show immediately when learning of a potential fan injury and standard protocols were taken.”

“They were seen immediately by EMS on site. The fan and other audience members reported that they were OK. No major injuries have been reported. The Apollo is investigating the situation further,” the statement added.

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