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Kid Cudi cancels tour after breaking his foot jumping off Coachella stage

“The injury is much more serious than I thought,” he wrote on X.
/ Source: TODAY

Kid Cudi has canceled his upcoming “Insano: Engage the Rage” world tour after breaking his foot during his performance at the 2024 Coachella festival.

The 40-year-old “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, announced the news April 24 on X, explaining that he had broken the calcaneus bone in his heel, which would require surgery and a "long recovery time."

“We have to cancel the tour so I can focus on getting better to be out there in top shape to rage with you all,” Cudi wrote. “There's just no way I can bounce back in time to give 100%. The injury is much more serious than I thought."

He added that ticket holders would be issued refunds and that rescheduled tour dates will be announced at a later date.

Cudi concluded his message by thanking fans for their "endless love and support."

"I'm really disappointed as I'm sure you guys are too, but I will be back. That's a promise," he wrote. "I'm OK, just a lil soreness, but I'm in good spirits."

Cudi, who was a late addition to the Coachella lineup this year, was forced to stop his April 21 performance after he jumped from the stage and landed with his foot slamming onto the ground below.

A viral video of Cudi's accident showed him down on the ground wincing in pain.

“Hey guys, so I broke my foot today at the show,” Cudi told fans in a message posted to X later the same evening. “Just leavin the hospital. Never broken a bone before so this is all a bit crazy. I wanna thank u all for ur concerns and well wishes!! I love yall man. I heard yall still ragin when I was offstage. Made me smile big.”

The hip-hop star followed up the next day by sharing a selfie video on the site. (Warning: The video contains profanity.)

Cudi poked fun at himself in his video by explaining that his antics were "what happens when a 40-year-old man tries to prance around off stage like he’s 26."

He added that he learned a "valuable lesson" from his injury, which was to stop "jumping off stages."

“Apparently I broke something in my heel,” he revealed later in the clip.

Cudi said in the selfie video that he hoped to be "healed up" in time for the tour, which was scheduled to kick off June 28 in Austin, Texas.

"I'm OK," he said, smiling. "A little sore. Yesterday was a lot of pain. But I'm doing better now."

Kid Cudi performs during the second weekend of the 2024 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.
Kid Cudi performing onstage at Coachella on April 21.Scott Dudelson / Getty Images for Coachella

Toward the end of his video, Cudi closed his eyes and nodded. "This is a major setback," he said, before promising to "bounce back."

"I love y’all. All day. Engage the rage. But not at 40," he added, laughing as he blew viewers a kiss.

Cudi's appearance at Coachella was announced just before the start of the festival's second weekend. He last performed at the California music and arts fest in 2019.

Coachella's headliners this year were Tyler, the Creator, Doja Cat and Lana Del Rey. The festival also featured two special reunion performances by No Doubt.

Taylor Swift and boyfriend Travis Kelce were among the festival's attendees.