New York Post
Drake fan’s Giant blunder
TALK about a touchdown. Drake had to pause his SiriusXM concert at the Apollo Theater Sunday night after an “overhyped” fan fell from the balcony.
When Drake brought rapper 21 Savage onstage about 90 minutes into his set at the historic Harlem theater, a man fell from the balcony into the orchestra section. Another source at the concert told us that he actually didn’t fall, but rather “jumped into the crowd from the balcony because he was so hyped!”
Either way, he plummeted from the lower mezzanine to the floor — and, according to a source, “landed on the New York Giants!”
“The football players were in that area,” said the showgoer, including Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and Andrew Thomas.
Out of the vicinity of the flying fan, former Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was also on the scene, as was New York Yankee and reigning MVP Aaron Judge.
Party Mayor Eric Adams was, needless to say, bopping along with the other VIPs, including Judge.
Drake was alerted to the incident right away, we’re told, and stopped the show, reportedly telling the crowd, “Just gotta make sure somebody’s OK,” as the house lights came up.
Once it was clear the downwardly mobile fan was just fine, the show quickly resumed.
An announcement told fans: “Everybody is absolutely OK . . . They’re being checked on. Nobody’s hurt,” before adding, “We’re at the Apollo so the show must go on!”
Despite the drama, our source said the concert “was really good energy.”
Video of the fall found its way onto social media, as well as footage of the immediate aftermath that showed the fan on his phone while being helped by security. Insiders praised Drake on “how he handled [the falling fan situation] correctly” because “he immediately stopped the show to get proper medical attention.” The theater said it is investigating the incident.