THIS is the horror moment when explosions shook a Dua Lipa concert, with at least three injured after fireworks were smuggled into the Toronto gig.
The British pop star had just finished her performance at the Scotiabank Arena when a bunch of unruly fans set off fireworks in the concert hall just before 11:45pm on Wednesday.
Toronto police said three concertgoers had to be treated for “very minor injuries” following the incident.
A cardholder told People fireworks were lit in the moshpit during the last song of Dua Lipa.
“Confetti was already out so we thought it was part of the final,” they said.
“No one was frightened by it except the people in the pit, [but it was] hello scary.”
A spokesperson for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said visitors to the outlet had to go through metal detectors before entering the concert hall.
But a concert-goer accused security personnel of “rushing” through the controls.
“Premium gate security barely checked any of the bags last night,” they said on Twitter.
“They haven’t even looked at or touched mine or my friends.”
Shocking footage shows the crowd quickly dispersing as the fireworks set off in the crowded space.
The company said: “Last night, at the end of a concert event at the Scotiabank Arena, unauthorized and illegal fireworks were set off on the arena floor by a member of the public.
“As a result, three people present at the scene received minor assistance and were able to go home without further medical attention.”
They said they were collaborating with the Toronto Police Department to “fully investigate this reckless and dangerous act”.
Dua distanced herself from the incident in a statement shared on her Instagram on Thursday.
“Last night during my set in Toronto, unauthorized fireworks went off in the crowd,” she said.
“Creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my number one priority, and my team and I are just as shocked and confused by the events as all of you.
“The events are under investigation and everyone involved is working hard to find out how this incident could have happened.
“Bringing the show to life for my fans has been such an amazing experience, and I’m very sorry to anyone who was scared, felt unsafe, or whose enjoyment of the show was impaired in any way.”
The 26-year-old is currently on her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour to promote her latest album.
The tour was supposed to start in 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.