Rapper Kid Laroi has devastated fans after he pulled out of his Melbourne concert at the Rod Laver Arena on Friday.
Forty minutes after the scheduled start of the show, a concert announcer broke the news to the awaiting crowd.
The announcer told an outraged crowd of thousands; many of who had travelled from interstate; that the show was being postponed due to Laroi suffering an illness.
Hours after the cancellation Laroi took to Instagram to apologize to his fans:
“Melbourne, to say I’m sorry is an understatement. I woke up feeling really sick.”
Laroi said he took two covid tests which returned negative results. He told fans that while he wanted to perform, after the soundcheck he felt ‘strange.’
Doctors were called who administered an IV drip to try and help, but the rapper’s condition got worse as the night went on, as he was having difficulty standing and was feeling lightheaded.
“This is my first ever tour and I absolutely hate that I’ve had to do this, especially so last minute as it’s not fair on you guys, but at the end of the day I have to put my health first and I would be lying to you if I told you I was okay to come up and perform for you,” Laroi said on his post.
According to his social media posts, the rapper’s condition only worsened resulting in tonight’s show also being cancelled.
Tour leg organizers said that the June 3 show would be rescheduled to June 10, and the June 4 show rescheduled to June 12, reminding fans that tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates but that refunds were available if claimed before June 8.
Laroi, who has already performed in the Sydney and Adelaide leg of the tour told fans,
“My heart is broken, and I feel like I am letting you all down again, but I promise I will make it up to you.
“I need to rest and get myself healthy so that I can give you the show you deserve when I come back to Melbourne next week,” he said.