Billie Eilish stops show at London’s O2 Arena after several fans passed out in sweltering heat


Billie Eilish stops show at London’s O2 Arena after several fans passed out in sweltering heat and had to be carried out by security

  • American pop star said she knew people were ‘fainting’ amid pressure on stage
  • At O2 arena she asked people to take a step back so fans weren’t ‘squished’
  • Those at the Billie Eilish concert also saw fans were taken out due to the heat 

Billie Eilish stopped her show in the middle of performing so she could take help fans who were fainting amid soaring temperatures in London

The American pop star is videoed stopping the music and telling fans at the O2 Arena: ‘People are fainting and getting pulled out.’ 

Billie Eilish then asks: ‘Are we okay? Let me know. It’s hot.’ 

Gig goers at the 20,000 capacity venue then tell her they are being ‘squished’ and are seeing being carried out by security staff amid the huge crowds and highs of 23C in London yesterday. 

She then tells fans to move back from the stage during her Happier Than Ever World Tour and restarts the gig. 

Fan safety was also a concern this month at a British music festival which gig goers slammed for its poor management as thousands of guests were allegedly crushed as they tried to escape torrential rain storms.

Billie Eilish is videoed telling the concert. 'People are fainting and getting pulled out. Are we okay? Let me know. It's hot'

Billie Eilish is videoed telling the concert. ‘People are fainting and getting pulled out. Are we okay? Let me know. It’s hot’

She stopped the music so fans could move back around the stage and restarted it once everyone was feeling comfortable again.

She stopped the music so fans could move back around the stage and restarted it once everyone was feeling comfortable again.

Billie Eilish (pictured at last nights gig) has not just been concerned at London's O2 arena for fan safety

Billie Eilish (pictured at last nights gig) has not just been concerned at London’s O2 arena for fan safety 

Billie Eilish has not just been concerned at London’s O2 arena for fan safety. 

According to the BBC, she stopped her Happier Than Ever tour show in Atlanta in February to ask security to grab an inhaler for someone who was struggling to breathe. 

And at New York’s Madison Square Garden, she said if fans wanted to sit down they could during her concert. 

Yesterday, fans were also seen using the lights on their phones to alert the security staff to one person who was having difficulty at the pop stars show. 

Security staff are videoed carrying fans out of the 02 Arena during the Billie Eilish gig yesterday

You can see a woman being carried by a man as he leads her away from the concert

Security staff are videoed carrying fans out of the 02 Arena during the Billie Eilish gig yesterday. You can see a woman being carried by a man as he leads her away from the concert

Billie Eilish also was heard telling concert goers: 'Take a step back, give everybody some space. Be polite. If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone. Don't try to save feelings'

Billie Eilish also was heard telling concert goers: ‘Take a step back, give everybody some space. Be polite. If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone. Don’t try to save feelings’

The huge crowds at the 20,000 capacity 02 Arena in London for Billie Eilish

The huge crowds at the 20,000 capacity 02 Arena in London for Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish also was heard telling concert goers: ‘Take a step back, give everybody some space. Be polite. If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone. Don’t try to save feelings.’ 

She thanked security staff saying she ‘appreciated’ them and restarted the show after three minutes. 

There were also concern for safety at Love Saves The Day at Bristol’s Ashton Court on 2 and 3 of June which a total of 60,000 festival goers planned to attend. 

It was completely ruined after severe rainfall which led acts to quit, people ripping fences out of the ground to hold above them as cover and even using wheelie bins as protection from the freezing weather. 

And it only got worse when people tried to leave, with the exit gates being described as a ‘mass exodus’ as everyone rushed to get home and into warmth. 

A spokesperson for the festival organisers said in a statement to the Mirror: ‘Despite the challenging conditions, at no point was our event safety management plan compromised. 

‘Our team worked together dynamically to manage the situation and the impact of the weather.’ 

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