R&B singer August Alsina has canceled his performance at London’s Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 11), citing medical reasons.
In mid-September, Alsina took a nasty spill from the stage at New York’s Irving Plaza and went into a coma for three days. The Brooklyn Bowl concert, which would’ve marked the singer’s first performance in the U.K., was part of comedian Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Weekend.
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) October 10, 2014
“Due to the well-publicized fall from a stage in New York last month which caused August to be hospitalized for more than a week, his medical team has advised him that it would be unwise to travel such distance so soon into his recovery,” a spokesperson for Alsina said in a statement. “August has asked us to convey his disappointment and sadness that he will be unable to perform. We all wish him the very best of luck and a speedy recovery.”
Hart shared his disappointment for the cancellation.
“Naturally, our thoughts and well wishes go out to this young talent,” the comedian said in a statement. “August and I have spoken and to say he is disappointed is an understatement, but he is also wise enough to realize that his health must take priority over anything else — even my showcase!
“To all HartBeat and August Alsina fans, we are saddened by this unexpected news, but we must also take responsibility and adhere to what August’s medical team advise, no matter how disappointing this news is. This means that the Saturday night show will NOT be happening.”
Fans who bought tickets to the Oct. 11 concert at London’s Brooklyn Bowl are urged to contact their original purchase outlet.
Alsina has also postponed overseas concerts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The fall in mid-September occurred as BET’s Best New Artist of the Year was in the middle of a lengthy tour with dates scheduled through the remainder of the year in support of his major-label debut, Testimony. He is currently scheduled as a support act on Usher’s upcoming North American arena tour, which begins Nov. 1.