It was not Usher’s finest moment.
Forced to cancel his Wednesday concert at Berlin’s 02 Arena at the last minute due to illness, the “OMG” singer, 32, rescheduled the show for the next night and promised his fans, via Twitter, “the show that you all properly deserve.”
Unfortunately, his illness didn’t clear up and Usher lip-synched his first two songs and danced poorly to them, according to local tabloid B.Z. Fans on the edge of the stage reportedly started complaining. Boos were also heard. In response, he reportedly lowered his head and stood silently on the stage for about four minutes before leaving altogether. The stage lights came on and fans were told the star was too sick to continue the show.
According to a statement released by Usher’s rep Friday, the singer is “suffering from upper respiratory illness which is currently preventing him from performing a proper show. After consultation with doctors, he has been advised to reschedule the upcoming dates in order to get the rest he needs to ensure a complete recovery.” (Shows in Rotterdam and Antwerp have been rescheduled for March.)
Usher himself expressed his disappointment about the situation. “I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows,” he said in a statement released Friday. “I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I have caused my fans. My fans are the best in the world and I am looking forward to getting better so that I can give them the show they deserve.”
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