Dua Lipa fans left with ‘minor injuries’ at her concert in Toronto after several fireworks are set off during finale
Dua Lipa’s Wednesday evening concert in Toronto was interrupted after several fireworks were set off.
The 26-year-old performer was finishing up her show at the Scotiabank Arena when a set of fireworks began exploding inside the concert venue just before 11:45 pm.
Constable Cindy Chung, a Media Relations Officer with the Toronto Police Service, told People that three concertgoers were treated after they suffered ‘very minor injuries.’
Interrupted: Dua Lipa’s Wednesday evening concert in Toronto was interrupted after several fireworks were set off; she is seen in May
A concertgoer also spoke to the media outlet and noted that many other attendees were likely not aware that the impromptu fireworks display was unplanned.
‘It was at the end, during her final song, and confetti was already out, so we thought it was part of the finale,’ they said.
The concertgoer added: ‘No one was fazed by it other than the people in the pit, [but it was] hella scary.’
A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) also told People that attendees for all events must pass through metal detectors before gaining entrance to the arena.
At the end: The 26-year-old performer was finishing up her show at the Scotiabank Arena when a set of fireworks began exploding inside the concert venue just before 11:45 pm
The company also issued a statement regarding the events at Dua Lipa’s performance.
It began: ‘Last night, at the end of a concert event at Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were set off on the arena floor by a member of the audience.
‘As a result, three attendees received minor aid on-site and were able to go home without a need for further medical attention,’ it stated.
The company then noted that it has since notified the authorities regarding the matter.
Taking it seriously: The company then noted that it has since notified the authorities regarding the matter
They wrote: ‘As one of the premier venues in North America, creating a safe and secure venue for every attendee at Scotiabank Arena is MLSE’s top priority and we immediately began working in cooperation with Toronto Police Services to fully investigate this reckless and dangerous act. ‘
The statement concluded with: ‘As always, we thank Toronto Police Services, the on-site medical team, employees and concert attendees for their swift support in responding to this incident.’
A representative for Dua Lipa did not immediately respond when asked for comment by People.
Staying quiet: A representative for Dua Lipa did not immediately respond when asked for comment by People; she is seen in May
The singer is currently embarking on her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour, which serves to promote her album of the same name.
The run of shows was previously set to begin in 2020, although its start was delayed by the onset of the global pandemic.
The hitmaker’s tour eventually kicked off at the FTX Arena in Miami this past February.
She is scheduled to remain on the road until her run of show concludes in Perth this coming November.
Keeping busy: She is scheduled to remain on the road until her run of show concludes in Perth this coming November; she is seen in April