Ne-Yo Explains Tearful Breakdown
R&B crooner Ne-Yo wants to clear up why he broke into tears during a concert in Manchester, UK last week. The singer-songwriter left some 12,000 fans confused as to why he started crying following a performance of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Off The Wall.’ Amid both audience cheers and boos, the 29-year-old left the stage due to illness but not before promising to return at a later date.
“Basically, I have an issue with not knowing when to say enough is enough, so last night in Manchester, my body said it for me,” he wrote. “I got on stage energized and ready to go, even [though] for the last [five] days I’ve been dealing with a sinus infection. I paid it no real mind, and kept on going, like I always do. My voice couldn’t take it. From the first song I knew something was wrong. I [should've] stopped there, but I come from a school where no matter what, the show must go on. It wasn’t until about 4 songs in that I came to the painful realization that my voice was done, literally nothing left, and that I would have to stop the show.
“If the one thing you cared about more than anything else in the world was threatened or even taken from you; if you knew that the people you cared for the most you had to disappoint and it was your fault and this didn’t spark some kind of emotional outbreak within you…then with no shame I’ll say you are truly a stronger man than I.”
Ne-yo concluded the post thanking his fans for their “love and concern” and telling bloggers to “go to hell.” He has not yet released a follow-up date for the performance.