Fans comfort Billie Eilish after she bursts into tears and runs offstage
10 September 2019, 14:49 | Updated: 10 September 2019, 15:55
Aww, poor Billie 😢
Billie Eilish hasn't stopped since securing a number one album, countless fashion collabs and magazine front covers, throughout 2019. In between all of that, she's been touring but it has taken a toll on her body. The 'bury a friend' singer's gruelling tour schedule has resulted in two sprained ankles and one happened when she was on stage.
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In August, Billie was performing her hit single 'bad guy' at Italy's Milano Rocks Festival when she got a little too pumped. As she energetically jumped up and down to the music, she sprained her ankle. Billie has previously admitted to being injury prone, even stabbing herself in the hand with her own nails and ripping one completely off. Yikes.
Billie had already injured her other ankle a few weeks earlier while in Los Angeles, and the pain became too much.
The talented teenager had to sit down on the stage mid-show and she began to explain what happened to her cheering fans. "Dude, I sprained my ankle immediately," she began. "That’s so embarrassing. Ugh, and dude, I sprained this one, like, a month ago. This shit hurts.
"It’s so stupid because I’m, like, choked up right now because I’d rather not do a show than do a crappy version for you, like I just want to give you a good show, like I can’t."
The tears began to flow, and Billie added: "Oh, this is so trash. This is literally a nightmare for real. I can’t do this. I’m sorry, bro," before running off the stage.
Billie's fans rallied around her and urged her not to put so much pressure on herself.
The situation when Billie Eilish sprained her ankle, cried and ran off the stage out of frustration bc she wanted to continue putting on a good show for the fans just shows how much pressure is on her. She’s a teenager, let her have a break for once...😕— lucy (@lxcyhxxn) September 8, 2019
i just watched a tiktok of people trash talking billie eilish bc she ran off stage she broke her ankle. im not the biggest fan of her, and sometimes i joke at her music, but we all need to remember that she’s only 17. she’s a child making music & overworking herself for yall smh— bianca loves ashton (@GODISIWCT) September 1, 2019
Respect to @billieeilish - performing with one ankle in a boot and another ankle still healing from a sprain. Took me almost a year to recover from an ankle injury!— Steve Goodman (@RM2SteveG) September 4, 2019
Billie Eilish is definitely one of the best singers I’ve ever got to see live......she literally broke her ankle during the first song she sang, yet she kept the concert going on climbing someone’s shoulders to get on a stool.— aurora (@millealtrecose) September 1, 2019
Luckily, like the trooper she is, Billie soldiered on for the rest of her tour dates. She's currently scheduled to perform at the Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, this Saturday (14 September). Go Billie!