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Kehlani Ended Her Show Early Because Fans Appeared to Be Passing Out in the Crowd

Published on August 17th, 2022 | Updated on August 17th, 2022 | By FanFest

Kehlani decided to end her performance in Philadelphia on Monday night after several fans in the audience passed out. An official at the venue said that the show only ended “about 5 minutes early” and that no attendees were transported to the hospital.

“I can’t have this. This is not okay. I don’t feel comfortable. I don’t feel okay. I don’t feel like anybody is safe right now,” Kehlani said before walking offstage at The Mann Center’s Skyline Stage in videos captured on TikTok. “I love you so much. I do not have more words about how disappointed and heartbroken I am.”

A Mann Center representative told Rolling Stone that the venue had 5,600 fans for Kehlani’s show. This number is significantly lower than the venue’s capacity of 7,500. The representative also said that Kehlani asked her fans to step back from the stage and make space for each other throughout the show.

@iam_adrianb4 @Kehlani had to cut her show short tonight in Philly due to, too many fans passing out in the crowd. This is how artists should handle this always!! #kehlani #bwr #concert #philadelphia #tsunamigang #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound – adrian bustamante

Although no one was sent to the hospital, three people required minor first aid, while twelve others just needed water or a place to rest. The venue also provided free water to audience members in front of the stage. As you can imagine, it is important for the safety of guests and artists that the venue always puts safety as a top priority.

In one video posted to social media, fans could be seen directing flashlights to an individual who appeared to be struggling to breathe. Kehlani could be heard saying, “Does anyone have an inhaler?” in an attempt to help the fan.

Kehlani thanked the crowd and the venue’s staff after leaving the stage. She said that the staff had done an “outstanding job” helping those in the audience.

“I care about you guys more than anything and I put you before anything else,” she wrote. “Thank you so much to the venue and staff for your diligence and swift care for everyone in my audience.”

Kehlani Ended Her Show Early Because Fans Appeared to Be Passing Out in the Crowd

On Instagram, Kehlani added, “Cannot stress how much I love all of you, and how important you are to me. Seeing you all on tour for the first time in so many years has really reminded me what I do it for. I hope you know how deep my love runs.”

People who watched TikTok were disappointed when the show ended abruptly. But they were grateful that the singer was trying to keep them safe. “This is how artists should handle this always!!” wrote a fan. “Kehlani’s Philly concert didn’t end well but they handled it so beautifully. We love you!!” wrote another.

Kehlani is going on a headlining tour for the first time in five years. She previously spoke to Rolling Stone about welcoming Rico Nasty as her opener on the road.

“This makes sense in a cool way because I feel like you need both of us to accomplish what the purpose of the tour is: to heal and to bring people together and to be yourself and enjoy yourself,” Kehlani said. “You need to freak out and lose your mind a little bit as much as you need to have a crying moment and hug on your people. It was perfect.”

Kehlani is set to make a stop at Oracle Arena in the Bay Area where she was born later on the tour.

“People from New York have Madison Square Garden. People from LA have the Staples Center. This is our shit,” she said. “I remember being a kid and driving past the Oracle Arena, going to the Arena, tailgating in the parking lot, it just being the center of all of it. Just to be able to play is like: that’s enough for me.”

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