It’s always best to heed the advice of professional. Just ask Joey Bada$$, who was forced to cancel three shows including a date in Toronto this Saturday after he ignored advice about staring directly into the sun during an eclipse.
On Monday he tweeted “Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho.”
“This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear,” he added. “Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind.”
The next day, Joey Bada$$ announced he’d be cancelling the last remaining Toronto, Chicago and Cleveland shows on rapper Logic’s North American tour.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, my Cleveland, Chicago & Toronto shows on the #EverybodyTour are cancelled,” he tweeted.
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) August 23, 2017
The internet collectively had a field day, theorizing that his “sungazing” and show cancellations were related. As it turns out, it’s not all that crazy and a theory. Bada$$ took to Instagram to show off a new pair of shades, confirming that he in fact does have an eye injury.” Doc said I gotta keep these on in the daytime now” he wrote.
Live Nation has confirmed the cancellation for the Echo Beach concert. Logic’s and Big Lenbo’s show is also postponed. Ticket Holders can get a refund through Live Nation up until September 8th.