John Mayer stopped his concert last night (February 9) in Los Angeles out of concern when he noticed a woman in the audience, who was possibly unconscious.
Midway through his hit song “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room,” the singer stopped the music and asked the audience if the woman was alright. “Give me a thumbs up if they’re alert,” he told the crowd. “I’m going to step off the stage for a moment,” he said as the lights came up.
Per Page Six, officials rushed to the front of the stage and made audience members make room to safely escort the woman out in a wheelchair.
“Anyone in the crowd who was worried, I’m told she waved goodbye, so she’s OK,” Mayer, 44, told the crowd when he returned to the stage. “The system works, thank you very much.” The audience at the Hollywood Palladium applauded the singer for stopping the show to help and he resumed playing five minutes later with his hit song, “Waiting On the World to Change.” Audience members included celebrities Andy Cohen, Heidi Klum, Drew Tarver and Vanessa Hudgens.
John Mayer paused the show more than halfway through when someone in the audience passed out, requiring medical attention. He cut music and helped out, eventually leaving stage briefly (maybe 2 mins) and came back to announce the woman was okay and gave a 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/dEQJD721qk— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 10, 2022
The incident comes shortly after Billie Eilish paused her show in Atlanta Saturday (February 5) in order to help a fan who was struggling to breathe. Once Billie, 20, realized the woman needed an inhaler, she instructed her stage crew to grab one that she had on standby. While the fan was being attended to, Billie settled down the crowd and told them to take a deep breath and step back.
Billie took a dig at Travis Scott by saying, “I wait for people to be okay before I keep going.” Referencing Scott’s tragic Astroworld Festival in November that he continued several minutes after the event was declared a mass casualty event, with many suspecting he was aware of what was going on — which he’s denied.