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Billie Eilish interrupts London show after several fans ‘passed out and pulled out’

Billie Eilish halted her show at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday June 11 after several fans reportedly passed out due to the heat.

The 20-year-old “bad guy” singer is currently on a Happier than Ever world tour, which runs until the end of September.

“Is everything alright ?” she asked the audience, according to the BBC. “People were fainting and being taken out. It’s hot, I know.

Following fan complaints that they were “crushed”, Eilish stopped the music for about three minutes and asked everyone to give themselves space.

“Stand back, give everyone space,” she said. “If someone looks a little giddy, just tell someone…Don’t try to save your feelings.”

She later thanked “all the security, all the staff” on site, telling them, “I appreciate you.”

Eilish reportedly asked O2 security staff to hand out water to fans.

The singer has a good reputation when it comes to crowd safety.

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Last year, Eilish interrupted her performance at the Governors Ball in the United States to call security for not “paying attention” to an apparent disturbance.

On February 5 of this year, the artist interrupted a show in Atlanta after noticing that a fan was having trouble breathing.

At the time, Eilish urged fans not to cram the viewer into State Farm Arena, offering to get her an inhaler and wait until she felt better before continuing with the show.

Later, she told the crowd, “I’m waiting for people to be okay until I continue.”

Eilish drew criticism from rapper Kanye West who, like many others, thought Eilish’s statement was a dig at Travis Scott and his alleged inaction over the Astroworld tragedy in Houston, Texas, which made 10 dead and hundreds injured.

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West – who has now legally changed his name to Ye – had earlier in an Instagram post, threatened to cancel his upcoming headlining act at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in April 2022 until Eilish s apology to the “Goosebumps” singer.

Eilish responded to West’s request for an apology in the comments to her since-deleted Instagram post, writing, “Literally, I never said anything about Travis. It was just to help a fan.

Scott, along with other Astroworld stakeholders such as Drake and organizers Live Nation, faces a $2bn (£1.49m) lawsuit that lists more than 200 plaintiffs or the families of victims asking for punitive measures against the defendants for the tragedy.

In an interview a month after the Astroworld tragedy, Scott claimed he was unaware of people being seriously injured and dying before his performance was over.