The pop singer has gained immense praise for taking responsibility and ensuring the concertgoer's safety during her performance.
During a concert at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, 20-year-old pop artist Billie Eilish stopped her performance when she spotted a fan in need. The concertgoer, who was in visible distress, required an inhaler. Ushering her crew for help, the "Bad Guy" singer ensured that the fan was given the medical assistance she needed. Videos of the incident have since cropped up online, with fans and other social media users expressing their deep appreciation for Eilish. She is currently on her "Happier Than Ever, The World Tour," with dates lined up until July this year, PEOPLE Magazine reports.
Billie Eilish Stops Concert to Help a Fan Get an Inhaler: 'We're Taking Care of Our People' https://t.co/tv846rKvBB— People (@people) February 7, 2022
In now-viral videos, Eilish notices a female fan struggling to breathe. She immediately stops her performance to check on the girl. "Do you need an inhaler?" The Grammy award winner asks, before prompting her crew to attend to the fan. "Do we have an inhaler? Can we just grab one?" As a medical team rushes to her aid, Eilish calms the crowd down. She states, "It's okay, we got [an inhaler]. Give her some time. Don't crowd. Relax, relax, it's okay. We're taking care of our people, hold on." Once the issue was resolved, she addresses the fan once again. "You need to come out or are you okay? Are you sure?" She asks, prior to blowing a kiss and mouthing the words, "I love you."
Across social media, Eilish has been praised for her empathy and jumping into action as soon as the concertgoer expressed that she was in distress. One Twitter user noted, "Real superstars are the ones that truly care for their fans." Another added, "We [love] a compassionate headliner!" Meanwhile, others pointed towards the stark differences between her response and that of Travis Scott. On November 5 last year, 10 concertgoers died during one of his performances in Houston in what has been referred to as the "Astroworld tragedy." The deaths happened as a result of a stampede at the venue, leaving many unable to escape the dangerous situation. As events unfolded and despite observing the panic, Scott continued to perform.
…for the record, @billieeilish made every person on the floor take one giant step back in Atlanta tonight, listened to the crowd when a fan needed an inhaler AND got it for them within 2mins of asking. #TrueQueen👑— Michelle Swett (@BobaSwett29) February 6, 2022
It appears that the pop singer was aware of the comparisons that would have been made later on. In another short video from the show obtained by TMZ, she states, "I wait for people to be okay until I keep going," Billboard reports. Whether or not the comment was an intentional jibe at her rap contemporary, it is evident that Eilish and her venue crew handled the situation far more effectively than Scott did.
"I wait for people to be OK until I keep going," @BillieEilish told the crowd when she stopped her show to help a fan in need of an inhaler https://t.co/FZfjxCNYRo— billboard (@billboard) February 6, 2022
Eilish released her sophomore album "Happier Than Ever" last July, and kicked off her world tour earlier this month. During the European leg of the tour, she is scheduled to make her stop at Glastonbury Festival on June 24, 2022, where she will become the youngest solo artist to headline the United Kingdom music festival in its 51-year history. "Happier Than Ever" follows her four-time Platinum debut studio album, 2019's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" The album earned the singer five Grammy Awards. "I love every song on this project so so much it literally scares me thinking about putting it out into the world for anyone to listen to," the singer said during the album's release. "I feel like crying." Eilish is also expected to headline the Coachella music festival in April alongside Harry Styles and Kanye West.
Billie Eilish drew praise over the weekend for stopping her February 5th concert in Atlanta mid-show to help a fan in distress.— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 7, 2022
‘You need an inhaler?’ Eilish can be seen asking the fan in videos shared on social media. pic.twitter.com/38ruRVjXdi