Post Malone’s fall through a stage hatch during a concert last weekend may have resulted in more serious injuries than they first appeared, judging from the artist’s description of the extreme pain he was in on Saturday for the night that led him to cancel a concert in Boston at the last minute.
The artist posted to his fans on social media on Saturday night that he was in the hospital with “shooting pain” and would not be able to continue as scheduled at Boston’s TD Garden.
Since he was apparently still being vetted, no word was offered on whether future dates are expected to go ahead as scheduled, with his next show three days from now in Cleveland. The singer said the Boston date was already in the process of being rescheduled.
“Boston I love you so much,” his post began. “During the tour, I usually wake up around 4pm and today I woke up with crunches on the right side of my body. I felt so good last night, but today it feels so different than it did before. I’m having a hard time breathing and I feel a stabbing pain every time I breathe or move. We’re in the hospital now, but with this pain, I can’t do the show tonight.”
The development came just one week to the point since he stepped on an open stage hatch during a show in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Enterprise Center. Doctors tended to him for several minutes, then he turned to the fans and asked them to give him a short break before the show resumed. He returned after about 15 minutes, eating his ribs and apologizing to the audience before doing several more numbers in an abridged concert recap. He continued to pick up the tour the next night in Columbus, after posting the message: “Everything is fine, they gave me some painkillers and everything. We can keep kicking butt on tour.”
In his Saturday night note to Boston fans, he continued: “I am so sorry. Everyone’s tickets for tonight’s show will be valid for the rescheduling we are currently planning. Once again, I’m so sorry. I love them all. I feel terrible, but I promise I’ll make it up to you. I love you Boston, I’ll see you soon. So sorry. With love, Austin.”
A more circumspect message from TG Garden issued shortly before the artist’s more elaborate statement said simply that the show “is being postponed due to unforeseen circumstances” and advised fans to hold on to their tickets for a new date.