Ne Yo Explains Concert Exit

I must say that I definitely agree with many in the industry when I say that Ne Yo is by far one of the few "professional" artists out there that exude class when it comes to what he does and how he presents himself. Which is why I totally feel for him for what he had to endure the other night while performing a show in Manchester England. The singer ended up leaving the stage in tears. Not just small tears but it's being reported that he was really really crying.

The fans in the audience thought that it was because he had been doing several Michael Jackson songs and assumed that he was emotional because of MJ's passing. But what was going on was the singer was battling himself physically because he was not feeling well. Apparently there are some folks who are calling Ne Yo "soft" for crying... but Ne Yo went on Global Grind and has something to say to those folks
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.

Here is the vid from that night.

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