Kid Cudi Collapses During Chicago Concert

The rapper tells fans he's okay after passing out in photo pit, blames the incident on not eating properly

By |

There was a scary incident at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit "Pursuit of Happiness," Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around the one-minute mark in the video, the rapper suddenly loses consciousness and begins to fall backwards. Thankfully, alert security guards manage to catch Cudi before he hits the ground and quickly band together to carry the rapper out of the photo pit.

Related Kid Cudi performs at Rock the Bells.
Rock the Bells: Behind the Scenes

While there was immediate confusion among the crowd, in a series of tweets following the performance, the rapper assured fans he was okay. "I'm ok!! Blessed to have fans who actually give a fuck about me," Cudi tweeted. "Mad love to the security who were there and helped me out tonight. Really awesome dudes! Thanx for nursing me back to health ha. Ill do a better and make sure to eat properly on show days :) scouts honor! I love you Chicago. Don't you forget that shit. Ever. If I scared anyone tonight I am so so sorry from the bottom of my heart."

The rapper doesn't have any gigs scheduled until his September 27 slot at Outkast's ATLast Festival in Atlanta, so he should have plenty of time to recover from the collapse. Cudi had been on the road in support of his most recent album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, his first LP since parting ways with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music.