Thinking out loud wasn’t in Ed Sheeran’s best interests on Saturday night after the musician was mocked by fans for canceling his Las Vegas concert at Allegiant Stadium less than an hour before the show began.
“I can’t believe I’m writing this, but we ran into some challenges loading our show in Vegas. It is impossible to continue with the show. I am so sorry. I know this is what everyone came for and I wish I could change it. The performance will be postponed to Saturday, October 28th and all tickets purchased will remain valid for this date. I’m so, so sorry,” Sheeran wrote in a statement on Instagram.
Fans were furious and accused the “Perfect” singer of making them wait in line and fry in the 100+ degree heat.
“There was no reason to force fans to sit outside in 102 degrees with no water, little shade and no communication. Watched fans faint and vomit. Unacceptable. And then it’s disgusting that the venue charges too much water,” one angry fan wrote on Instagram.
“Nah man. Her team made sure everyone sat outside in the blistering heat of over 100°C. The fans literally swooned. Then they opened the gates (an hour late) and had the balls to open the merchandise tables and concession stands. Taking more of our money without saying it was canceled! Shame on you. “You owe us more than a future show we can’t even go to,” another person commented.
“Thanks for nothing. My wife and daughters missed this concert and can’t just come in October. Weekend ruined. #lostafan #badweekend,” one user said.
Other fans played peacekeepers in the comments section, suggesting that Sheeran must have had a legitimate reason for canceling the concert.
“Comments have to calm me down. Don’t you understand that there were so many safety concerns that he had to cancel? “It’s not his fault you guys decided to fly to another city for a concert knowing you’d be in the heat without any preparation,” one person remarked.
“Give Ed your patience and kindness. No man puts his heart on stage more than this guy!!!!” another wrote.
It’s not the first time an artist has angered fans over a sudden concert cancellation.
Last month, Lionel Richie faced online outrage for canceling his joint concert with Earth, Wind & Fire an hour after the show was scheduled to begin.
Richie told fans that his concert in New York was postponed due to “severe weather,” although fans were skeptical of his explanation.
A representative for Sheeran did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The next performance of Sheeran’s Subtract tour is September 15 in Oakland.