Drake became the youngest artist to be struck midstage by an object thrown onstage during his tour opener Wednesday night in Chicago.
Drake’s It’s All a Blur tour with 21 Savage kicked off Wednesday night in Chicago after delays at the first performance – where he was the last artist to be hit by a phone thrown onstage.
An Instagram video caught The incident shows the phone hitting Drake in the forearm while he is reciting Ginuwine’s “So Anxious”. He watched the phone hit his arm and kept tapping; Luckily, when he sustained an injury, it seemed minor.
The recent “trend” of hitting artists with objects began when singer Bebe Rexha was punched in the face with a mobile phone mid-performance. Rexha shared photos after the injury, which left her eye black and required stitches. A 27-year-old concert-goer was arrested after the performance in New York City and charged with assault.
Pop singer Ava Max was punched in the face by a fan who rushed onto the stage during her performance in Los Angeles, after which security forces threw the person to the ground.
“He hit me so hard he scratched the inside of my eye,” the singer tweeted after the incident. “He never comes to a show again.”
Country pop star Kelsea Ballerini was hit by a bracelet thrown at her during a performance. Ballerini left the stage to gather her feelings about the incident and returned a few moments later to finish her performance and talk about what happened.
“My only concern is to ensure everyone’s safety. If you ever feel unsafe, please tell someone close to you. If someone is pushing too much or you just have a gut feeling, just always report it,” Ballerini said. “Don’t throw things. You know?”
She later went into it incident In an Instagram story, she told fans that she was fine.
“We all have triggers and layers of fears that run much deeper than what is being shown and so I walked off stage to calm down and make sure I, the band, the crew and the audience all got together.” felt safe to continue,” she writes. “That’s all I ever wish for: for the shows to feel like a safe place for all of us.”