Billie Eilish Stops Concert To Help Fan Struggling To Breathe
Pop musician Billie Eilish paused her performance at a recent concert for her “Happier Than Ever” in what many social media users perceived as a reference to Travis Scott's mishandling of the tragic Astroworld stampede.
Billie Eilish paused a Saturday concert at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, to check on a fan who was exhibiting breathing issues.
The 20-year-old pop sensation was on the road for her “Happier Than Ever” world tour and mid-performance when she saw a fan in distress, quickly deciding to stop the show.
In videos captured by fans attending the performance, Eilish is seen asking the concertgoer, “You need an inhaler? Do we have an inhaler? Can we just grab one?” Soon after, the distressed fan received medical attention.
“I actually wait for people to be OK before I keep going,” Eilish said, apparently alluding to rapper Travis Scott and the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
Ever since Scott’s November performance in Houston left 10 people dead after being crushed in a crowd surge, fans have taken note of artists checking on the well-being of their audience members.
On social media, numerous people remarked on the difference between Eilish’s handling of the situation and Scott’s apparent mismanagement of the tragic unraveling of events that took place while he was on the stage.
“As she should?? and Travis did not,” one user tweeted.