Singer August Alsina passed out and fell off the stage during a concert in Irving Plaza in New York City on Monday night, and the entire incident was caught in camera and uploaded onto social networking sights.
The video shows Alsina walking in front of the stage, following which he suddenly fell over into the crowd. Witnesses told TMZ that security guards immediately moved him backstage, where paramedics attended to him. Citing eyewitnesses, the website also reported that Alsina was taken out to an ambulance on a stretcher, and was conscious enough to wave to fans while being taken out.
Sources at the venue said the house DJ played on for a few moments before the show was announced as cancelled.
It remains unclear what his current condition is, and Alsina's official Twitter account is also silent. As a result, As a result, PrayForAugust hashtag began trending on the social media, and many were reporting that the singer had died. "I just seen this tweet that said "RIP August Alsina"....can somebody explain" he isn't dead he was performing and fainted," a fan tweeted.
While the cause of the collapse is yet unclear, but several reports claim that it could be due to dehydration. It remains to be seen if his "Testimony" tour dates will be affected. The 22-year-old recording artist is due to play Bogart's in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Tuesday night, and he has shows lined up for Friday and Saturday as well, reports said.
For those who don't know the crooner, the young artist signed up with Def Jam Recordings last year, and his hits include "I Luv This Shit," on which he's co-billed with Trinidad James.
In an earlier interview with The Urban Daily, Alsina described his music as "straightforward and in your face."
"I'm a groove type artist and it's a certain bounce that my (music) gives you. There's no beating around the bush and no sugar coating it. It is what it is, you know?"
The 22-year-old draws inspiration from the late Tupac Shakur.
"Tupac. Man, look at Pac. You see what Pac did for the world? You see what type of person he was? He made an impact on the world and he changed a lot of people's lives. No matter how much people may talk bad about him, what he was doing was for the people. I salute him and if I could have ever did a song with anybody, it would be Pac," he said about his idol.