CNN reports that Usher was booed off stage during a rescheduled concert at the O2 Arena in Berlin. On Wednesday, Usher had to cancel his scheduled performance at the last minute due to illness. He promised on Twitter that he’d give them “the show that you all properly deserve.”
Turns out he was still sick because he lip-sycned his first two songs and failed to seduce everyone with his dancing. Fans near the stage began to complain and people started to boo. Per CNN, “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.” What the fans failed to see was the single tear rolling down his cheek.
A statement issued by his rep claims Usher 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.”
Usher put out his own statement saying “I deeply regret having to reschedule the shows. 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.”
Between choked sobs, Usher continued, “You guys are so mean! I’m taking my ball and going home.”