R&B up-and-comer August Alsina collapsed onstage at the Irving Plaza in New York City late on Sept. 15 — is he OK?
August Alsina Falls Onstage In NYC: R&B Artist Goes Limp & Collapses — Watch
As you can see in the video — one of many recorded and uploaded by fans from his show — August goes suddenly limp before his fall. It doesn’t appear as if he tripped, and according to eyewitness sources at TMZ, security had to take August backstage while he was still seemingly unconscious.
Paramedics also arrived on the scene to wheel him away on a stretcher, but TMZ is reporting that August was alert enough to wave to fans on his way out. We’re so glad that he was well enough to do that, but we hope he’s OK! The reason for his collapse is unknown at this time.
August Alsina Won the Award For Best New Artist At The BETs
August has been tearing up the charts ever since the release of his Testimony album in April, which debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and at #1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Billboard chart. At the BET Awards in June, August won two of the four awards he was nominated for, including the prestigious award for Best New Artist.
Our thoughts go out to August — we hope he’s OK!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about August’s scary collapse?
— Amanda Michelle Steiner