Patti LaBelle was rushed off the stage during a Christmas concert at Pabst theater in Milwaukee. According to the theater announcement, they postponed the show after reports of a bomb threat Saturday night.
The legendary singer and Patti pie CEO reportedly had enough time to perform two songs at The Riverside Theater in downtown Milwaukee. Soon after the crowd watched as security personnel escorted her offstage. The venue– which has capacity for over 2,000 patrons– also evacuated the premises.
Milwaukee Police Capt. Warren E. Allen Jr. spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an email statement Saturday night.
“Regarding the bomb threat in the 100 block of W. Wisconsin, all patrons have been safely evacuated. Police are clearing the facility at this time. The investigation is fluid and ongoing.”
Furthermore, Police said no explosives were found on the premises after being searched by K9 units. “There is no threat to the public at this time,” they said in statement Sunday.
The icon began the holiday in many festivities for fans. In addition to performing at Pabst she also performed at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month.
As the venue continues to work on rescheduling the show the “On My Own” singer remains on the big screen as well.
She co-stars in a holiday movie, “New Orleans Noel”. The movie aired on December 3rd with more familiar faces. Brad James, ‘The Cosby Show’ alum Keshia Knight Pulliam, ‘Sister Sister’ alum Tim Reid co-starred in the LifeTime movie.