Kuni. G. Isaac
Lil Durk has announced a break he is taking to focus on his health after being hit by an explosive pyrotechnic during his set at Lollapalooza on Saturday.
The rapper was in actively performing his 2020 hit “Back in Blood,” when he accidentally walked into two on-stage pyrotechnic smoke flares. Videos on social media shows Durk stumbling and rubbing his eyes in discomfort after the incident.
Stage crew quickly ran to his aid as someone on the microphone was heard saying,
“Woah, woah, you alright, bro? [The smoke] shot straight up.”
Durk took a few moments to compose himself on stage and eventually continued with the rest of his performance.
However, the hit did more than what was seen, having after effects, Durk shared a photo of himself in the hospital with a bandage covering his right eye, on Sunday
“Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago on stage, I’ma take a break & focus on my health,” his caption read. “I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate y’all.”
Entertainers like Trippie Redd and Nav have sent their good wishes to Durk on Instagram.
While some fans poured out their disappointment to Lollapalooza for not protecting durk
Durk fused with a lineup of artists for the four-day festival, which concludes Sunday evening. Saturday’s sets included headliner J. Cole, Big Sean and girlfriend Jhené Aiko, Tomorrow X Together and Willow Smith. Sunday’s headliners include BTS’ J-Hope (the first South Korean artist to headline the main stage) and Green Day.