Drake Pauses Concert After Fan Falls From Balcony

The rapper performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York on Sunday night.

Drake took a second to check on a fan after the person fell from a second-story balcony during his SiriusXM show on Sunday evening. 

The rapper, 36, took the stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York for the second night in a row, but he was forced to pause his performance to help out a fan. 

Midway through the show, Drake welcomed fellow rapper, 21 Savage, 30, to the stage to perform a few songs from their 2022 album, "Her Loss." Before they got into the performance, a man dropped from the balcony, falling into the middle of the orchestra pit, according to Insider, who had a writer in attendance.

You can see the video captured by a fan in the audience right here.

Concert attendees recall a crew member approaching both rappers to inform them of the situation. "Just have to make sure somebody's OK," Drake told the audience before stepping off stage. The venue turned on its lights as security guards rushed to the scene to make sure everyone was okay following the incident.

The concert was paused for about 15 minutes before a crew member came over the loudspeaker declaring: "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," the crew member added.

Drake and 21 Savage hopped back on the stage to continue the show. "Let's just make some noise that everybody's OK," Drake said. "I feel like they had to wait like 10 minutes. We should go up a little more."

Drake took a second to thank his fans before closing out the show, stating, "This crowd is an absolute 10 out of 10. I'm so happy with tonight. We apologize for the delays and all that shit, but thank you," he said. 

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"I used to come up here, and my heart used to beat out of my chest. I used to be side stage hoping some bad shit would happen, like a f***ing fire alarm would go off," he said. "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 'nos' 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 and I'm not going nowhere anytime soon."