Dua Lipa ‘deeply sorry’ over fireworks incident at Toronto concert that left three injured

Dua Lipa says she’s ‘deeply sorry’ over fireworks incident at Toronto concert as ‘there is an ongoing investigation’ into what happened

Dua Lipa issued a statement Thursday in the wake of an incident during her concert at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Wednesday, in which three people were injured after illicit fireworks were set off at the venue.

The London native, 26, took to Instagram Stories to make clear she was dismayed by the course of events, and that a probe was ongoing in connection with the incident. 

She was finishing up her show at the Scotiabank Arena when a set of fireworks began exploding inside the concert venue just before 11:45 pm. Wednesday.

The latest: Dua Lipa, 26, issued a statement Thursday in the wake of an incident during her concert at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Wednesday in which three people were injured after illicit fireworks were set off at the venue. She was seen performing at the show

The latest: Dua Lipa, 26, issued a statement Thursday in the wake of an incident during her concert at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Wednesday in which three people were injured after illicit fireworks were set off at the venue. She was seen performing at the show 

‘Last night, unauthorized fireworks went off in the crowd during my set in Toronto,’ the Cold Heart (Pnau remix) performer said. ‘Creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my first priority, and my team and I are just as shocked and confused by the events as you all are.’

She continued: ‘There is an ongoing investigation into the events being conducted and everyone involved is working hard to find out how this incident occurred. 

‘Bringing the show to life for my fans has been such an amazing experience, and I’m so deeply sorry for anyone who was scared, felt unsafe or whose enjoyment of the show was affected in any way.’

The musical artist wrapped up the post in writing, ‘All my love, Dua.’ 

Statement: The London native took to Instagram Stories to make clear she was dismayed by the course of events, and that a probe was ongoing in connection with the incident

Statement: The London native took to Instagram Stories to make clear she was dismayed by the course of events, and that a probe was ongoing in connection with the incident 

Onstage: Dua Lipa, who was seen in May in London, said that 'creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my first priority'

Onstage: Dua Lipa, who was seen in May in London, said that ‘creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my first priority’

Constable Cindy Chung, a Media Relations Officer with the Toronto Police Service, told People that three concertgoers were treated after they sustained ‘very minor injuries.’ 

A concertgoer also spoke to the media outlet and noted that many other attendees were likely not aware that the impromptu fireworks display was unplanned.

‘It was at the end, during her final song, and confetti was already out, so we thought it was part of the finale,’ they said.

The concertgoer added: ‘No one was fazed by it other than the people in the pit, [but it was] hella scary.’ 

A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) also told People that attendees for all events must pass through metal detectors before gaining entrance to the arena.

At the end: The 26-year-old performer was finishing up her show at the Scotiabank Arena when a set of fireworks began exploding inside the concert venue just before 11:45 pm

At the end: The 26-year-old performer was finishing up her show at the Scotiabank Arena when a set of fireworks began exploding inside the concert venue just before 11:45 pm

Taking it seriously: The company then noted that it has since notified the authorities regarding the matter

Taking it seriously: The company then noted that it has since notified the authorities regarding the matter

Keeping busy: She is scheduled to remain on the road until her run of show concludes in Perth this coming November; she was seen in April

Keeping busy: She is scheduled to remain on the road until her run of show concludes in Perth this coming November; she was seen in April

The company also issued a statement regarding the events at Dua Lipa’s performance. 

It began: ‘Last night, at the end of a concert event at Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were set off on the arena floor by a member of the audience.

‘As a result, three attendees received minor aid on-site and were able to go home without a need for further medical attention,’ it stated.

The company then noted that it has since notified the authorities regarding the matter. 

They wrote: ‘As one of the premier venues in North America, creating a safe and secure venue for every attendee at Scotiabank Arena is MLSE’s top priority and we immediately began working in cooperation with Toronto Police Services to fully investigate this reckless and dangerous act.’

The statement concluded with: ‘As always, we thank Toronto Police Services, the on-site medical team, employees and concert attendees for their swift support in responding to this incident.’ 

The singer is currently embarking on her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour, which serves to promote her album of the same name; she was seen in May

The singer is currently embarking on her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour, which serves to promote her album of the same name; she was seen in May

The singer is currently embarking on her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour, which serves to promote her album of the same name.

The run of shows was previously set to begin in 2020, although its start was delayed by the onset of the global pandemic.

The hitmaker’s tour eventually kicked off at the FTX Arena in Miami this past February.

She is scheduled to remain on the road until her run of show concludes in Perth this coming November. 

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