His concern shows he’s a true class act
While in the middle of performing a song at his concert in London over the weekend, Harry Styles noticed something amiss in the crowd. So he put his entire performance on hold to address the situation and make sure one of his fan was OK.
The concert-goer, Annie, was experiencing a panic attack. Concert security was attempting to handle the matter when, according to Twitter fans also in attendance, Harry addressed the crowd directly.
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“Is everyone OK? You still with me? Do you want to help her up? If everyone could give her some space… if everyone could chill for one second, we’ll get some people.” He made sure Annie had space and encouraged everyone to hang tight until he knew she was alright.
Panic attacks are no joke. You have no control over them, you can’t prevent them from coming on, and you can genuinely feel like you’re dying while in the midst of one. While everyone experiences panic attacks in different ways, they can often make you feel dizzy, short of breath, lightheaded, and sometimes they even make you feel a constriction in your chest. In fact, panic attacks can often feel similar to a heart attack.
After the concert, Annie took to Twitter after her own undoubtedly frightening experience to share her thoughts:
“Harry Styles stopped his entire show because I got crushed and then watched me being pulled over the barrier,” she said. “That was one of the most horrendous panic attack’s I’ve ever had like even the medics were terrified of the state I was in.”
She says that after everything that happened, she’s thankful she was able to get help when she sincerely needed it: “I feel like fucking shit but I’m so grateful to harry for having such a pure heart and stopping the show to get security to help me. Also sooooo grateful to the girls around me who realised what was happening and screamed for security.”
It must be said: concert-going girls like these prove not all heroes wear capes. To help make up for missing out on part of his concert, Harry and the concert venue offered Annie tickets for the following night’s performance as well.
Concerts are supposed to be joyful events for everyone — and even while one of his fans was having a difficult moment, it’s heartwarming to see such awareness and empathy from a musician on stage. He showed his fans (who probably pay a hefty price to see him perform) that their attendance and wellbeing is valued.