Lizzo postpones her concert at the Bell Center
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Less than two hours before taking the stage, American singer and rapper Lizzo has announced the postponement of her show “Special”, which was to be held at the Bell Center on Thursday evening.
She had all the symptoms of a nasty virus: headache, fever, weakness. On doctor's orders, she therefore had to resign herself to postponing her Montreal performance at a time when the doors of the amphitheater usually open.
She made the announcement, her face buried under blankets, wearing a mask that would like his face, on his Instagram page, shortly before 7 p.m.
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” If it's just a cold, normally I wash, eat and it gets better. But it got worse. I think it's the flu. I have to make the sad decision to cancel [the show] today, ”she told her fans, her voice probably weakened.
“The situation is frustrating,” said Johanne, an admirer of the singer crossed in front of the doors of the Bell Center, who came down from Ottawa on Thursday by train with a friend. The two ladies in their 60s had booked a hotel room and planned their little trip for some time. “We came here because Lizzo's tour didn't go through Ottawa,” she recalled.
“It seems to me that when you get up in the morning, you know if you are sick or not,” said Sarah-Maude, 20, as she turned back with her friend Marika. The two young women were eager to see Lizzo, but still understood the situation.
“It's disappointing, but that's life”
< p>For Alexa, who traveled from New Brunswick with her mother, Lyne, on Wednesday, the disappointment was palpable. “It was my first concert in life and it was also a Christmas present from my parents,” she told the QMI Agency. The two women took time off to attend the event, but luckily they had family on the South Shore of Montreal, they specified.
“We understand, it's not his fault. It's just flat that we learn it once we get to the door. But hey, we're going to finish it at karaoke somewhere and we're going to sing Lizzo, ”added the New Brunswicker, laughing.
Around the Bell Center, a few faithful remained massed in front of the main doors, even an hour after the announcement. Some were seeking more details from security, but some continued to learn of the postponement of the show on site.
Two sisters in their fifties, who were waiting, their cellphones in their hands near the entrance, believed in the hoax. They had their ticket since the end of November. “I was researching Latto, her opening act, when I got the notification from Ticketmaster…It's boring because the more I listened to her music, the more I was really looking forward to seeing her too,” launched one of them.
“It's a shame, but that's life. We will continue to follow her and we will come back on the next date, ”replied the other.
For her part, Karine, who traveled from Quebec with her small family, the news has was well received, despite the disappointment. “There weren't too many tears [when we heard the news],” she said. Eva, Florence and Charlotte had also prepared posters quoting lyrics from songs by the singer for the occasion. “At home we love Lizzo a lot, even my husband. She advocates body diversity, and self-acceptance and we like that,” she continued before returning to the hotel pool.
For her part, Evenko did not not transmitted more details than those given by Lizzo herself. However, it is specified that a new show date will be announced shortly and that “in the meantime, ticket holders are requested to keep their tickets which will be valid for the new show date”.