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Billie Eilish pauses London show over fan safety

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Posted: 12/06/22 - 08:59
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Billie Eilish briefly paused her show at London's O2 arena on Saturday after several fans got into difficulties in sweltering temperatures.

"Are you all ok?" she asked. "People were fainting and getting pulled out. It's hot, I know".

After fans said they were "squished", she halted the music until the pressure in front of the stage eased.

"Take a step back, give everybody some space," Eilish said. "If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone."

She added: "Don't try to save feelings."

Earlier, Eilish had asked the O2 security team to distribute water to the audience.

It is not the first time the singer has stopped a concert to check on her fans.

In February, she interrupted her Happier Than Ever tour show in Atlanta after noticing someone struggling to breathe, and refused to proceed until they could access an inhaler.

"Can we just grab one?" she asked a crew member.

I Call True: Well played Eilish for doing this, there's been deaths at concerts before (link in comments for an LCB reported story) so its great that she took action to ensure fan safety.

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Good on her for stopping the event to make sure people are safe
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Credible response and responding credibly unlike a lot of singers it appears
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Remember her doing this at a concert after the Travis Scott incident and Ye got all handbags about it https://bit.ly/3xKdsiO
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This is the only sensible measure and Eilish should be applauded.
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