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Billie Eilish stops concert to slam security for not “paying attention” to incident

"One job, please"

By Jamie Tabberer

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Billie Eilish on stage for Global Citizen Concert 2021 NYC (Picture: Alamy)

Billie Eilish interrupted a recent concert to call out security guards for not paying attention to an occurrence in the crowd this week.

The ‘Your Power’ singer was performing at The Governors Ball in the US last Friday (September 24) when she addressed the incident.

The 19-year-old was heard saying on stage in Randall’s Island, New York City: “Security, why aren’t you paying attention? Like, for real.”

The exact nature of the incident – which occurred during a performance of the star’s hit 2019 single Everything I Wanted – is unknown.

The star is heard adding “one job, please” in a video added to social media by a fan.

To cheers from the crowd, she then added: “Everybody good? Are you OK?”

Eilish’s live performance comes after the singer was forced to cancel her ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ tour in December 2020.

The tour launched in March 2020 and was meant to last six months and 54 dates. However, it was cancelled after just three dates due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Eilish is set to embark on the Happier Than Ever The World Tour in 2022, in support of her second studio album.

The tour kicks off in New Orleans on 3 February 2022 and reaches the UK the following June. Six dates are planned for London’s O2 Arena and two for Manchester’s AO Arena.

Additional stops include Glasgow, Birmingham, and Dublin. There will be 54 dates in total, with the tour wrapping in Zürich, Switzerland on 2 July.

‘Happier Than Ever’ dropped to rave reviews on 30 June and hit number one in the UK and the US. Singles released from the album so far include ‘Lost Cause’ and ‘NDA’.

In other recent Billie Eilish news, recently performed Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ for this week’s Global Citizen stream.

Eilish and her brother Finneas were joined by Coldplay themselves for a rendition of the band’s signature hit ‘Fix You.’

The Global Citizen Festival launched in 2012 to raise awareness of global poverty and climate change. This year took place in cities around the world including London, Sydney, and Paris.