Lil Durk Shares Update After Explosive Lollapalooza Incident

Lil Durk says he’s taking a break to focus on his health after an onstage mishap at Lollapalooza.

The rapper, 29, suffered serious injuries on Saturday after being struck in the face by a pyrotechnic device during the Chicago Music Festival.

“Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago onstage, I will be taking a break and focusing on my health,” he captioned an Instagram post, which showed him sitting on a hospital bed wearing a face mask and a patch over his right eye.

“I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate y’all 💙.”

Pictures of the accident which has since gone viral on social media shows Lil Durk running across the stage before being hit directly in the face by two columns of smoke.

He then covers his face with his T-shirt as the music cuts out.

Lil Durk
The rapper was injured while on stage over the weekend.
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“Woah, woah, how are you, bro? He shot straight up,” someone could be heard saying on the mic, referring to the smoke.

Thousands of festival-goers flocked to this iconic event.
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After a few moments of silence, Durk replied, “Fk it, no more smoke, let’s do it”, before continuing his set.

Doua Lipa
Dua Lipa was the headliner of the festival.

Elsewhere at the music festival, headliners Machine Gun Kelly and Dua Lipa took the main stage. The “Bloody Valentine” rocker arrived dressed in a pink leather biker jacket and treated fans to hits from his 2020 studio album, “Tickets To My Downfall,” as well as his latest release, “Mainstream Sellout.”

The musician – born Colson Baker – reflected on playing the 1:30 p.m. slot at last year’s festival, telling the crowd: “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.”

Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly takes the stage.

MGK later teased that he would “bring some friends”, including Iann Dior and Avril Lavigne. Other performers at the three-day music festival include Lil Baby, Big Sean, Green Day, The Kid Laroi and Metallica.

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