Dua Lipa fans left with ‘minor injuries’ at her concert in Toronto after several fireworks were set off during the finale
Dua Lipa’s Wednesday night concert in Toronto was interrupted after several fireworks were set off.
The 26-year-old entertainer was wrapping up his show at Scotiabank Arena when fireworks began to explode inside the concert hall just before 11.45pm.
Constable Cindy Chung, a media relations officer with the Toronto Police Service, told People that three spectators were treated after sustaining “very minor injuries.”
Discontinued: Dua Lipa’s Wednesday night concert in Toronto was halted after several fireworks were set off; she is seen in may
A spectator also spoke to the media and noted that many other attendees were probably unaware that the impromptu fireworks display was not planned.
“It was at the end, during his last song, and the confetti had already come out, so we thought it was part of the finale,” they said.
The onlooker added: “No one was fazed by it except the people in the pit, [but it was] damn scary.’
A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) also told People that attendees at all events must pass through metal detectors before entering the arena.
At the end: The 26-year-old entertainer was wrapping up his show at Scotiabank Arena when fireworks began to explode inside the concert hall just before 11.45pm.
The company also released a statement regarding the events of Dua Lipa’s performance.
It started: ‘Last night at the end of a concert at Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were thrown onto the arena floor by a member of the public.
“As a result, three participants received minor on-site assistance and were able to return home without needing further medical attention,” he said.
The company later said it had since notified authorities about the matter.
Taking it seriously: The company later said it had since notified authorities about it
They wrote: ‘As one of North America’s leading venues, creating a safe and secure place for every attendee at Scotiabank Arena is MLSE’s top priority and we immediately began work in cooperation with the Toronto Police Services to fully investigate this reckless and dangerous act. ‘
The statement ended with: “As always, we thank the Toronto Police Department, on-site medical team, employees and concert-goers for their prompt support in responding to this incident.”
A rep for Dua Lipa did not immediately respond when asked for comment from People.
Remaining silent: A rep for Dua Lipa did not immediately respond when asked for comment from People; she is seen in may
The singer is currently embarking on her Future Nostalgia Tour, which serves to promote her album of the same name.
The series of shows was previously scheduled to begin in 2020, although its start was delayed by the onset of the global pandemic.
The hitmaker’s tour finally kicked off at the FTX Arena in Miami last February.
She is expected to stay on the road until the end of her show in Perth next November.
Keeping busy: She’s expected to stay on the road until her run of shows in Perth comes to an end next November; She is seen in April