WILLOW interrupted his performance on Tuesday (August 2) at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh to confirm that a fan was okay after he allegedly passed out in the audience, according to TMZ.
Video captured by fans shows the moment WILLOW – the mononymous rock artist otherwise known by her real name, Willow Smith – stopped the show in order to help. WILLOW is the 21-year-old daughter of actors and musicians Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and the artist’s brother Jaden Smith.
Watch the video below.
“It’s part of this thing, you know?” WILLOW says to the crowd in the middle of the fray. “I gotta make sure the short people are safe. … I love you guys, man. Try to make sure you’re all good.”
She continues: “One of the most beautiful things about being human, can I tell you one? Is that you can take care of other humans. It’s one of the most beautiful things about to be human. You have to be careful, careful. You know what I mean? Do your best. These are amazing qualities that we humans still have, and can still do. It’s crazy , shit. I really hope she’s okay, man.
Lately, several other rockers have also had to shut down shows to make sure people are okay, often to curb the violence. Examples from recent weeks include Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Shinedown’s Brent Smith, The Cult’s Ian Astbury and even the country star Luke Bryanwho joked that his show “isn’t Limp Bizkit or nothing”.
WILLOW was opening for Machine Gun Kelly on her “Mainstream Sellout Tour” when she had to stop her set. According to the city, the trek includes support from WILLOW plus blink-182’s Travis Barker — a frequent Kelly cohort — and Avril Lavigne, Blackbear, Iann Dior, PVRIS and more. Get tickets here.
In June, WILLOW released her latest, “Maybe It’s My Fault,” a rock number that continues the pop-punk path she started last year with Barker and continued in 2022 with Machine Gun Kelly.
Pinkett Smith formed metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. They played Ozzfest 2005 but broke up the following year. Last spring, WILLOW brought together Wicked Wisdom for a special performance.
WILLOW stops show after fan passes out in crowd – August 2, 2022
Machine Gun Kelly + WILLOW August 2022 US Tour Dates
August 4 – Omaha, Neb. @ CHI Health Center Arena
Aug. 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheater
August 7 – Denver, Colorado @ Ball Arena
August 9 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
August 10 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Enterprise Center
August 11 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Ruoff Music Center
August 13 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Stadium
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