There were plenty of surprises at Drake’s two-night concert held at the famed Apollo Theater. Besides his special guest performers, a fan actually dove from the theater’s lower mezzanine balcony, landing him in the orchestra section. Fortunately, he was unharmed.
On Monday (January 23), the Apollo Theater released a statement about the incident, outlining what happened.
“Unfortunately, last night an incident occurred with an audience member landing into the orchestra from the lower mezzanine,” a rep wrote. “Drake, Apollo, SiriusXM immediately halted the show when they learned a fan might be injured and standard protocol was followed. They were seen immediately by EMS on site.
The room continued, “The fan and other members of the public reported that they were doing well. No serious injuries were reported.”
The incident happened just as Drake was bringing out his surprise guest 21 Savage. Just as the beat of “Rich Flex” dropped, a man can be seen randomly dropping into the audience below him. Once the 6God figured out what was going on, he paused his performance and told the crowd, “I need to make sure someone is okay.”
At the time of publication, the reason for the fall has not been made public.
Reportedly, the taped concert from the Apollo Theater will air on Drake’s SiriusXM channel, Sound 42, at a later date. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, A$AP Ferg, Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham Jr. attended.
Watch the chilling incident of the fan falling from the balcony below.