Drake Offered To Talk Down Suicidal British Man From Bridge
Canadian rapper Drake is currently on the UK leg of his The Boy Meets World Tour, doing sell-out gigs across the country before concluding in Amsterdam at the end of March.
But the 30-year old artist was faced with an unexpected incident after finishing his Manchester gig on Sunday, February 12, when his tour bus got held up at the scene of a suicidal man threatening to jump from a bridge.
The ‘One Dance’ singer offered to assist the police in their efforts to get the man to step away from the bridge’s edge.
The identity of the person hasn’t been revealed, but Drake wanted to do everything he could to help the distressed man and talk him down.
The man was spotted standing on the opposite side of the barriers on Manchurian Way in Manchester at 5.40am.
The famous rapper’s tour bus was among the many vehicles stuck in the standstill traffic that led up to the incident.
When Drake learned of the reason behind the commotion, he sent a member of his entourage to talk with police in the hope that he could help.
Local inspector Phil Spurgeon spoke to the UK press about Drake’s involvement at the scene, saying,
One officer was approached by a male from a tour van caught up in the traffic congestion, claiming to be part of Drake’s entourage. He offered for Drake to speak to the male on the bridge, if that would help. The offer was declined with thanks.
Just before 7am, the troubled man was taken down from the scene unharmed and brought to a nearby hospital for an examination.
Drake had performed at the Manchester Arena on the weekend, ahead of his six night run at London’s O2 Arena starting on Valentines Day this week.
Despite mishaps early on in his 2017 tour, such as sounding issues and guest performer Travis Scott falling off stage at his London gig, his European tour has so far been a massive sell-out and success.
Drake had the highest selling single of 2016 with ‘One Dance’, which topped the charts for an incredible 15 weeks.