Usher abruptly stopped his performance at Berlin’s O2 Arena mid-show Thursday night after suffering from a respiratory illness, according to a statement from his label.
I have video of how it all went down…
In concert footage that has surfaced online, the “OMG” singer struggled making it through his song “Lovers And Friends.” He was noticeably lethargic and his speech was slurred.
Before finishing the song, he walked away from the microphone stand, blew a kiss to the audience, touched his heart, and then exited. The audience booed in disappointment.
After Usher left the stage, a representative addressed the crowd. “Unfortunately, Usher is too sick to [continue],” the rep said. “We’re sorry to make you guys come back twice. But I promise you, we will be back. … Thanks for understanding.”
This was the second cancelation for Usher this week. The Thursday show was originally set for Wednesday, but was rescheduled at the last minute.