John Mayer stops show to help fan with medical emergency in wake of Astroworld tragedy

In another example of musicians being hyper-vigilant about the wellbeing of audience members in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, John Mayer interrupted his first live show in two years to attend to a fan who was in medical distress. 

Mayer was playing a concert for SiriusXM and Pandora's Small Stage Series at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles when the incident occurred and was captured by several reporters.

"Is she conscious? Give me a thumbs-up if she's alert," he asked a fan. 

A moment later, he added: "You need an AED [automated external defibrillator]? Well, that's not somebody who's alert!" before telling the crowd he was going to step off the stage for a moment. 

When he returned, Mayer assured his fans the situation was under control. 

"Anyone in the crowd who was worried, I'm told she waved goodbye, so she's OK.The system works, thank you very much." 

Earlier this week, footage of Billie Eilish responding to a fan in a similar situation did the rounds on social media, with the 'Bad Guy' singer stopping mid-show to get an inhaler for a fan. 

"Guys, give it some time. Don't crowd," she told her audience. "We're taking care of our people, hold on," she said. 

"I wait for people to be OK until I keep going," she added, eliciting roars of appreciation from the crowd. 

Concern for the wellbeing of concertgoers has been at the forefront of conversation within the live music industry after 10 people died at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in November last year. 

The youngest victim of the fatal crowd surge was a 9-year-old boy, while hundreds were left injured by the incident.