Adele stops Sydney concert after fan collapses

  •  British songstress Adele halts Sydney concert after a fan collapsed in the crowd
  •  She told the 95,000 fans in ANZ stadium on Friday night that 'someone got hurt'
  • Meg Rylance, 26, was in the next row from where the concert-goer collapsed
  • She says Adele 'seemed really tearful' and told fans to keep the aisles clear 
  • Adele went on stage 45 minutes late as most of her audience was stuck in traffic
  • The 15-time Grammy Award winner also slammed Channel 7's 'keen' helicopters 
  • She was forced to do a sound check hidden away from their aerial cameras  

Adele stopped her sold out Sydney concert after a fan collapsed and had to be taken to hospital. 

The UK songstress told the 95,000 fans that packed ANZ stadium on Friday night 'someone got hurt', before apologising to the adoring crowd. 

Meg Rylance, 26, was in the next row from where the concert-goer collapsed. 

'She [Adele] stopped the concert and she was like ''I'm so sorry but someone got hurt and I have to check they're okay''.' 

 An Adele fan saw ambulance and stretchers arrive at the incident. She believed the person collapsed due to 'a spine injury'

An Adele fan saw ambulance and stretchers arrive at the incident. She believed the person collapsed due to 'a spine injury'

 A 'tearful' Adele stopped her sold out Sydney concert on Friday night after a fan collapsed in the VIP section 

A 'tearful' Adele stopped her sold out Sydney concert on Friday night after a fan collapsed in the VIP section 

 NSW Ambulance were called to Edwin Flack Avenue at Sydney Olympic Park at 9.35pm after 'someone collapsed from a cardiac arrest' but could not confirm if it was from inside the arena

NSW Ambulance were called to Edwin Flack Avenue at Sydney Olympic Park at 9.35pm after 'someone collapsed from a cardiac arrest' but could not confirm if it was from inside the arena

'She actually seemed really tearful,' Ms Rylance told Daily Mail Australia. 

The crowd in the VIP area were told to keep out of the aisles so medical staff could rush to the aid of the collapsed person - who was carried off in a stretcher. 

'We were in the next row and saw at least four cops there, but no one really noticed when it happened until Adele brought it to our attention. 

'It all happened just before ''Rolling in the Deep''.  

An Adele fan who saw ambulance and stretchers arrive at the incident believed the person collapsed due to 'a spine injury'.

NSW Ambulance told Daily Mail Australia they were called to Edwin Flack Avenue at Sydney Olympic Park at 9.35pm after 'someone collapsed from a cardiac arrest'.

They could not confirm whether the incident happened inside the stadium, but said the victim was taken to Westmead Hospital.  

 The UK songstress told the 95,000 fans that packed ANZ stadium on Friday night 'someone got hurt', before apologising to the adoring crowd

The UK songstress told the 95,000 fans that packed ANZ stadium on Friday night 'someone got hurt', before apologising to the adoring crowd

'We were in the next row and saw at least four cops there, but no one really noticed when it happened until Adele brought it to our attention,' Ms Rylance said 'We were in the next row and saw at least four cops there, but no one really noticed when it happened until Adele brought it to our attention,' Ms Rylance said

'We were in the next row and saw at least four cops there, but no one really noticed when it happened until Adele brought it to our attention,' Ms Rylance said

The crowd in the VIP area were told to keep out of the aisles so medical staff could rush to the aid of the collapsed person - who was carried off in a stretcher The crowd in the VIP area were told to keep out of the aisles so medical staff could rush to the aid of the collapsed person - who was carried off in a stretcher

The crowd in the VIP area were told to keep out of the aisles so medical staff could rush to the aid of the collapsed person - who was carried off in a stretcher

It wasn't the only instance in the night that Adele talked and joked with the crowd.

The 15-time Grammy Award winner wowed the audience as she took to the stage 45 minutes late in a maroon, diamond embellished ballgown.

At one point she even perched a crown on top of her head and waved to the crowd, the perfect accessory for the star of the show. 

The moment the crown was passed to the singer was caught on camera by the besotted fan who said: 'I have been slayed by her majesty Queen Adele and will forever be thankful'.

Following hours of traffic delays and chaos to get to the concert, Adele decided to start her show later - because at 7.30pm when the show was meant to start, the stadium was 'about 35 per cent full'.  

The moment the crown was passed to the singer was caught on camera by the besotted fan The moment the crown was passed to the singer was caught on camera by the besotted fan

All hail Adele: The singer perched a crown on top of her head and waved to the crowd, the perfect accessory for the star of the show

'Any chance you can delay your show?' Concertgoers asked Adele on Twitter to wait for while people were stuck in traffic 'Any chance you can delay your show?' Concertgoers asked Adele on Twitter to wait for while people were stuck in traffic

'Any chance you can delay your show?' Concertgoers asked Adele on Twitter to wait for while people were stuck in traffic

Not angry, just disappointed! Another fan simply Tweeted that Sydney trains were 'letting us down as usual' Not angry, just disappointed! Another fan simply Tweeted that Sydney trains were 'letting us down as usual'

Not angry, just disappointed! Another fan simply Tweeted that Sydney trains were 'letting us down as usual'

Public transport and traffic across Sydney was in chaos, with one fan putting the blame squarely on Adele Public transport and traffic across Sydney was in chaos, with one fan putting the blame squarely on Adele

Public transport and traffic across Sydney was in chaos, with one fan putting the blame squarely on Adele

'We are stuck in traffic' Fans were worried they would miss the show because of the extensive traffic delays 'We are stuck in traffic' Fans were worried they would miss the show because of the extensive traffic delays

'We are stuck in traffic' Fans were worried they would miss the show because of the extensive traffic delays

Hello from the train line! Train platforms all over Sydney were congested with Adele fans Hello from the train line! Train platforms all over Sydney were congested with Adele fans

Hello from the train line! Train platforms all over Sydney were congested with Adele fans

Too hot: One Adele fan Tweeted a message to NSW Trains complaining about the lack of air conditioning on public transport ahead of the show  Too hot: One Adele fan Tweeted a message to NSW Trains complaining about the lack of air conditioning on public transport ahead of the show 

Too hot: One Adele fan Tweeted a message to NSW Trains complaining about the lack of air conditioning on public transport ahead of the show 

Thousands of fans complained of extensive traffic and public transport delays in Sydney Thousands of fans complained of extensive traffic and public transport delays in Sydney

Thousands of fans complained of extensive traffic and public transport delays in Sydney

Thousands of fans complained of extensive traffic and public transport delays in Sydney to arrive on time. 

Videos showed train stations in Western Sydney were packed full of people waiting for the next available train to take them to the concert.

Strathfield, Lidcombe and Central were said to be the busiest stations ahead of the shows.

Roads all over Sydney are also congested as brave concertgoers attempt to battle the traffic for a prime parking space. 

And it's expected the traffic will be just as bad leaving the concert - video shows hoards of people attempting to get home in after the acclaimed performance.  

Stranded: Lidcombe station had thousands stranded while waiting for trains to Sydney Olympic Park Stranded: Lidcombe station had thousands stranded while waiting for trains to Sydney Olympic Park

Stranded: Lidcombe station had thousands stranded while waiting for trains to Sydney Olympic Park

Concer-goers' mobile phones lit up the ANZ stadium on Friday night  Concer-goers' mobile phones lit up the ANZ stadium on Friday night 

Concer-goers' mobile phones lit up the ANZ stadium on Friday night 

Sydney fans were stunned as Adele graced the stage with backdrops of the Opera House Sydney fans were stunned as Adele graced the stage with backdrops of the Opera House

Sydney fans were stunned as Adele graced the stage with backdrops of the Opera House

Adele was beaming with excitement to perform to her Sydney crowd of 95,000 people Adele was beaming with excitement to perform to her Sydney crowd of 95,000 people

Adele was beaming with excitement to perform to her Sydney crowd of 95,000 people

Light it up! 95,000 phones lit up for Adele's ballads in Sydney Light it up! 95,000 phones lit up for Adele's ballads in Sydney

Light it up! 95,000 phones lit up for Adele's ballads in Sydney

It wasn't just public transport and traffic Adele criticised while on stage.

The star slammed Channel 7 and their 'keen' helicopters, which forced the singing sensation to perform a sound check hiding under a dark umbrella and out-of-sight-under the stage.

'You know your Channel 7 News? I don't want them to know what I'm doing,' she told the crowd.

Images taken from the helicopter show Adele walking to the stage hidden under a large, dark umbrella and flanked by camera crews.

The star slammed Channel 7 and their 'keen' helicopters, which forced the singing sensation to perform a sound check hiding under a dark umbrella The star slammed Channel 7 and their 'keen' helicopters, which forced the singing sensation to perform a sound check hiding under a dark umbrella

The star slammed Channel 7 and their 'keen' helicopters, which forced the singing sensation to perform a sound check hiding under a dark umbrella

Images taken from the helicopter show Adele walking to the stage hidden under a large, dark umbrella and flanked by camera crews Images taken from the helicopter show Adele walking to the stage hidden under a large, dark umbrella and flanked by camera crews

Images taken from the helicopter show Adele walking to the stage hidden under a large, dark umbrella and flanked by camera crews

'You know your Channel 7 News? I don't want them to know what I'm doing,' she told the crowd 'You know your Channel 7 News? I don't want them to know what I'm doing,' she told the crowd

'You know your Channel 7 News? I don't want them to know what I'm doing,' she told the crowd

She told the packed stadium she had 'never seen a crowd this f**kin big', and defended singer Justin Beiber when the crowd began to boo him.

'Don't boo him, he's only a kid. You'd be like that if you were famous at 12 ... I don't know him but I feel bad for him when everyone boos him.'

The Canadian heart throb is also currently touring in Australia.

 

Sydneysiders will once again flock to ANZ Stadium on Saturday night when the beloved singers performs her second show, before jetting off to Adelaide for her concert on Monday.  

She will perform in Melbourne's Etihad Stadium on March 18 and March 19.  

Delay: Adele chose to start her show 45 minutes late as most of her audience were left stranded on public transport at the time the show was due to start  Delay: Adele chose to start her show 45 minutes late as most of her audience were left stranded on public transport at the time the show was due to start 

Delay: Adele chose to start her show 45 minutes late as most of her audience were left stranded on public transport at the time the show was due to start 

Sea of lights: Hoards of lit-up phones swayed in unison as Adele performed some of her most iconic hits  Sea of lights: Hoards of lit-up phones swayed in unison as Adele performed some of her most iconic hits 

Sea of lights: Hoards of lit-up phones swayed in unison as Adele performed some of her most iconic hits 

'Hello from the other side indeed!' One Sydney resident claimed that they could hear the concert from around 10km away  'Hello from the other side indeed!' One Sydney resident claimed that they could hear the concert from around 10km away 

'Hello from the other side indeed!' One Sydney resident claimed that they could hear the concert from around 10km away 

'Best concert of my life': Fans praised Adele for her jaw-dropping performance  'Best concert of my life': Fans praised Adele for her jaw-dropping performance 

'Best concert of my life': Fans praised Adele for her jaw-dropping performance 

A flash of red: Snaps from the nose-bleed section of the stadium show the crowds illuminate by screens above the stage  A flash of red: Snaps from the nose-bleed section of the stadium show the crowds illuminate by screens above the stage 

A flash of red: Snaps from the nose-bleed section of the stadium show the crowds illuminate by screens above the stage 

Hoards: The view from ANZ stadium shows thousands of people trying to get to their seats before the start of the Adele concert in Sydney on Friday Hoards: The view from ANZ stadium shows thousands of people trying to get to their seats before the start of the Adele concert in Sydney on Friday

Hoards: The view from ANZ stadium shows thousands of people trying to get to their seats before the start of the Adele concert in Sydney on Friday

 

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