Drake was set to perform the first of two shows in Amsterdam tonight at the Ziggo Dome, but had to cancel last minute due to an undisclosed illness. Doctors reportedly requested he not perform this evening:
Immediately after the cancelation, rumors circulated that Drake was sick because he "smoked too much weed backstage."
So Drake cancelled an Amsterdam show because he smoked weed before and had a bad trip?— - (@peejhuncho) March 27, 2017
My brother flew to Amsterdam today to see drake, and drakes not turning up because he's ill 😭😭😭😭😂😂😂😂😂— Charley (@charleylou_x) March 27, 2017
I have a very annoyed friend who's currently at the Drake concert - an hour and a half b4 he's due on stage he cancels. Feel sorry for my m8— KingRichard76 (@KingRichard76) March 27, 2017
Told Drake is sick but has nothing to do with weed lol— Playoff Chopz (@Pchopz_) March 27, 2017
However, a source close to the situation confirmed he was sick, and it had nothing to do with weed.
Drake previously postponed his Amsterdam dates for the Boy Meets World Tour back in January, so it's understandable that fans would be upset due to another setback. That said, Drake performing through an illness could make the situation worse, and he's a business, man.
The Toronto rapper is coming off the major success of his More Life project, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and moved 505,000 units in its first week. The entire project also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, and broke a first-week streaming record previously held by Views.
More health to Drake.