Artists who stopped their shows to keep fans safe
Lady Gaga cuts Miami concert short due to lightning: "I don’t want to put our life in danger"
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While the vast majority of concerts are safe to attend, sometimes things do indeed go wrong. In the wake of the Astroworld Music Festival, a concert that ended in tragedy, artists are ever more aware of their audiences and do whatever they can to stop potentially dangerous situations from escalating, as well as getting help to those in need as soon as possible.
Lady Gaga had to confront mother nature when it came to the safety of her audience at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on the last night of her Chromatica Ball tour. A tropical thunderstorm forced her to cut the show short, before she could perform 'Rain on Me' and her encore 'Hold My Hand.'
Interrupting her show, she told the sold-out crowd, “I’m sorry that we can’t finish but I don’t want to put your life in danger and I don’t want to put our life in danger," Variety reports. Gaga shared an emotional video online afterward and said through tears that they really tried to finish the show but the lightning strikes were hitting too close to the ground, to her, her crew, and her fans. She added that as much as she wanted to sing 'Rain on Me' in the rain, she cared “about life now in a way I didn’t for a long time.”
“What I really want is to also be responsible and loving,” she said. “I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to anyone in the audience, or to any member of my crew, my band [or] my dancers." In a subsequent post she wrote, "Look, for years some of you have called me ‘mother monster,’ in my heart I knew it was better to keep you safe. Thank you for believing in me.”
In this gallery, you'll find examples of numerous musicians who have stopped their performances to ensure their fans' safety. Click through to find out more.
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