On Saturday night in Milwaukee, at the Riverside Theater, the legendary soul singer Patti LaBelle was midway through a concert and unfortunately, the performance came to an unexpected end.
The 78-year-old singer was speaking to the crowd when three security personnel softly approached her on stage, chatted to her, and then gently pulled her away from the microphone, as seen in the concertgoer video.
LaBelle dropped the bouquet of flowers she was carrying and said, “Wait!” She was obviously surprised by the interruption. She didn’t speak to the crowd once again before being taken off stage without a word of explanation.
There was a bomb threat, the Twitter user who posted the video said. It was unknown at the time. About a minute after they hurried her off the stage, they notified us.
Another concertgoer who filmed the aftermath tweeted: ‘We do not know if we go back inside to the venue. It is up to the Riverside Theater if we can go back inside. But right now, everything’s on halt.’
According to a Journal Sentinel reporter, an update from Milwaukee police reads: “Regarding the bomb threat in the 100 block of W. Wisconsin, all guests have been safely evacuated.”
Right now, Police are clearing the building. The inquiry is dynamic and ongoing. However, neither LaBelle nor her team has addressed the incident yet.
According to CNN, the concert promoter Pabst Theater Group said in a statement: ‘Tonight’s Patti LaBelle’s event at the Riverside Theater has been postponed following a bomb threat investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department.’
‘We are thankful for the efforts of the Milwaukee Police Department and our customers and staff for their safe and orderly exit. We are working with the artist to reschedule the show.’
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