Billie Eilish is known for having an especially deep connection with her fans, a trait that is naturally most visible during her live shows. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that Eilish’s Happier Than Ever tour, which kicked off less than a week ago, is already making headlines for how the artist has prioritized her fans’ safety.
According to TMZ, the singer paused a show in Atlanta on Saturday, February 5, after she noticed a fan was struggling to breathe. The 20-year-old reportedly asked for the music to stop and then requested help from the stage crew and offered an inhaler to the person in need. In video taken of the event, she is seen instructing the staff and crowd on the fan’s care: “Guys, give her some time. Don’t crowd.”
After help arrived, Eilish seemingly took aim at Travis Scott, who has been under fire for continuing to perform despite a crowd surge that turned deadly at the Astroworld Festival. (Eight attendees reportedly died, while countless more were injured.)
“I wait for people to be okay before I keep going,” Eilish told the crowd at her show on Saturday. According to reports, the crowd cheered loudly after her comment.
This isn’t the first time Billie Eilish has paused a performance in order to make sure her fans were safe. In one video posted in 2018, the singer stops her hit single “Ocean Eyes” to give water to someone who was about to pass out. In another, taken at a show in Milan, Eilish checks in with the crowd before continuing on with her show.