Lil Durk Paused After Pyro Injury At Lollapalooza: ‘I’m Taking A Break And Focusing On My Health’

Lil Durk Paused After Pyro Injury At Lollapalooza: ‘I’m Taking A Break And Focusing On My Health’

Lil Durk Paused After Pyrotechnics Injury At Lollapalooza In Chicago: ‘I’m Taking A Break And Focusing On My Health’

  • The 29-year-old music artist suffered an eye injury in an incident during his show on Saturday
  • Lil Durk was playing his track Back In Blood when he accidentally hit a pair of pyrotechnic smoke flares
  • He was able to go ahead and finish his set at the show
  • Performer, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, has more than 20 shows planned this fall

Lil Durk says he will be taking a break from the stage following a stage accident Saturday at Lollapalooza in Chicago involving a pyrotechnic explosive.

“Because of the incident that happened on stage at the Lollapalooza in Chicago, I’m taking a break and focusing on my health,” said the 29-year-old musician, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks. “I finished my performance for my fans yesterday. Appreciate you all.”

In an attached photo, the Chicago native was seen with a bandage over his right eye as he sat inside a medical facility.

The Latest: Lil Durk, 29, says he will be taking a break from the stage after a stage accident involving a pyrotechnic explosive at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Saturday

In the incident, Lil Durk was playing his track Back In Blood when he accidentally came into contact with a pair of pyrotechnic smoke flares, Variety reported.

In a clip on Plugged Soundz Instagram, the Broadway Girls hitmaker was seen rubbing his shirt against his eyes after making contact.

Crew members were seen rushing to the musician’s aid, after which a voice said over the microphone: “Woah, woah, are you alright bro? [The smoke] shot straight up.’

Lil Durk stayed on stage amid the series of events, ending his set by saying, “Fuck it, no more smoke, let’s do it,” said Page Six.

Rocking out: He was spotted performing at the Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago before the accident

Rocking out: He was spotted performing at the Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago before the accident

Staying busy: Lil Durk has more than 20 shows scheduled through mid-October, starting Sunday

Staying busy: Lil Durk has more than 20 shows scheduled through mid-October, starting Sunday

As of Sunday, Lil Durk has more than 20 shows scheduled through mid-October, according to Billboard.

He received kind words for his social media post from colleagues including Trippie Redd who wrote: “Damn get better bro” while 2Rare wrote: “Get well soon Broski”.

Swizz Beatz said: “Get well soon King, while TI wrote: “Shake back King.”

Other artists at this weekend’s Lollapalooza festival at Chicago’s Grant Park included J. Cole, Willow Smith, Jhené Aiko and Big Sean on Saturday, while Green Day and BTS artist J-Hope performed on Sunday.

Creepy: In the incident, Lil Durk was playing his track Back In Blood when he accidentally came into contact with a pair of pyrotechnic smoke flares

Creepy: In the incident, Lil Durk was playing his track Back In Blood when he accidentally came into contact with a pair of pyrotechnic smoke flares

Hurt: In a clip on Plugged Soundz Instagram, the Broadway Girls hitmaker was seen rubbing his shirt against his eyes Hurt: In a clip on Plugged Soundz Instagram, the Broadway Girls hitmaker was seen rubbing his shirt against his eyes

Hurt: In a clip on Plugged Soundz Instagram, the Broadway Girls hitmaker was seen rubbing his shirt against his eyes