Lil Durk was struck by a pyrotechnic explosion while he was performing at Lollapalooza on Saturday (July 30). The smoke hit him directly in the face, forcing Durk to react by shielding his face while stumbling backwards.
The DJ asked if he was alright as the stage crew ran to his aid. “That one came a little close. That didn’t look like it shot straight up. It look like it shot in a different direction,” the DJ can be heard saying.
After taking a moment to wipe his eyes, Durk continued on with his set. “F-ck it, no more smoke, let’s do it,” he told the crowd at Chicago’s Grant Park.
The Chicago native took to his Instagram the following day (July 31) to announce that he would be taking a break to focus on his health. He also shared a photo of himself in the hospital with a bandage over his right eye.
“Due to the incident that happened at Lollapalooza in Chicago on stage, I’ma take a break & focus on my health,” he wrote. “I finished my performance yesterday for my fans. Appreciate y’all.”
Alongside Durk, the 4-day festival included headlining performances from Lil Baby, J Cole, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Metallica, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, and Kygo. Also appearing at the festival were Big Sean, the Kid Laroi, Denzel Curry, Cordae, Jazmine Sullivan, Don Toliver, YG, Willow, Coi Leray and more.