Ne-Yo Explains Tear-Filled Performance


Ne-Yo has some words for his fans and the critics who won’t give him a break.

In an entry titled “THIS IS MY LIFE…” posted on Global Grind, Ne-Yo responded to an incident during his concert in Manchester, England on Thursday where he started to cry, prompting him to end the show early. He says the emotional outburst was caused by his non-stop schedule, which left him with a sinus infection. Watch the video here.

I’m currently on tour in the UK. This tour began right after a 4 month stint in Prague shooting a world war 2 movie. We’re in a different city in a different part of the UK every night, moving non stop. Since my first album, roughly 5 years ago, I’ve taken 1 vacation, and even that was about 2 years ago.

Basically, I have an issue with not knowing when to say enough is enough, so last night in Manchester, my body said it for me.
I got on stage energized and ready to go, even tho for the last 5 days I’ve been dealing with a sinus infection. I paid it no real mind, and kept on going, like I always do. My voice couldn’t take it. From the first song I knew something was wrong. I shoulda stopped there, but I come from a school where no matter what, the show must go on. It wasn’t until about 4 songs in that I came to the painful realization that my voice was done, literally nothing left, and that I would have to stop the show.

Now let me explain something to you:
When I say this music, that stage, my fans, THIS is my life, I’m not saying it cause it sounds good in a sound bite. THIS IS MY LIFE!! Not much else matters to me, honestly.
My music, my family and the people that appreciate my music…..the fans. THAT’S ABOUT IT!!
I’ve never had to stop a show, never dreamed I’d ever have to. So when I had to walk out on that stage and tell 12,000 of the people responsible for making me who I am that I could not perform for them, it literally broke my heart.
I cried harder than I have in a very long time with no shame whatsoever.

To anyone out there that would like to question my manhood because of this I’ll say this to you:
If the one thing you cared about more than anything else in the world was threatened or even taken from you, if you knew that the people you cared for the most you had to disappoint and it was your fault… and this didn’t spark some kind of emotional outbreak within you…then with no shame I’ll say you are truly a stronger man than I.

To the people of Manchester, know that I love you and I thank you for being so understanding and supportive. And I promise you that you will receive the show deserved.
Thanks to the fans for the love and concern.
And to the bloggers….go to hell.
Sincerely, Ne*Yo!!

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  1. runner up

    Poor dude, I feel you Ne-Yo get some rest and keep on doing your thing


  2. MR.WEST

    nice end!


  3. Kanye West

    Poor dude, I feel you Ne-Yo get some rest and keep on doing your thing.


  4. Jaelani

    Sinus infection is tough, trust me… Did he really need to tell the bloggers to go to hell? Hahaa, that wuz a bit much. But i’m glad he addressed it. But yes, get some rest and get well soon!


  5. dee

    shit some bloggers cough cough perez hilton cough cough do need to go to hell! lmao

    not you rap-up, u are always respectful and unbiased that why i love dis sit :)


  6. ...

    it was an amazing show anyway, ne-yo did incredible on thursday,
    i love him still and hope he comes back to manchester again,
    when he’s healthy, of course.
    take a well deserved holiday man :)


  7. angel

    He is human just like the rest of us humans get sick, u have to look at it like this he has been on the road for 12 days doing a show almost every night and he has been sick the for the last 4 shows and instead of faking it like so many other artist do he tries to continue as much as he can but the reality is he just couldn’t.And from knowing him personally he not the type of person that’s is going to just give his fans whatever to make a dollar, he cares bout his fans very much so he always wants to give them the best, that’s why he stopped and apologized for not being able to continue, and said he would be back. Any body with common sense could see he was heart broken bout disappointing his fans.


  8. b'kor

    You see that is why i call Beyonce the queen of the entertainment show. She has like 102 concerts and she still going strong


  9. snoopy7

    Pooor Ne-Yo.. Hang in there buddy get sum rest. Sinus infection is absolutely the worst and I feel his pain. A lotta people work really hard in that industry and sometimes we need a break. In the meantime Ne-Yo get sum rest and let yourself go.


  10. Dillon_68

    Beyonce aint got nothing to do with this, take a hike!

    I highly respect Ne-Yo, and I know how tough a sinus infection is. Keep strong Ne-Yo!


  11. tasha hunting

    hi neyo i was there in manchester and u were amazing even though u were ill and i appolizise for the people thatbooed because not every1 is like that and i look at it this way i get to c u at ur best again and most people would not have done what u did at least u sing live get well soonxx


  12. tarisai e pasipanodya

    hey, ne-yo. i was in manchester too. this was the first concert i have ever attended. i really enjoyed the bit that u did. u really did ur best. GET WELL SOON.i luv u and hope to see u


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  14. DJ Triumph

    stay good man.


  15. blaze69

    damn Ne-Yo……sorry 2 hear about your incident in manchester bro. but if i know your fans, they r remotely understanding of the fact that you were unable 2 continue, but if not hey so be it. but i wish u a speedy recovery man….real talk. and LMAO @ what u said about the bloggers…….HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! damn. thats one hell of a finish.


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