Beyoncé Was Recovering From Foot Surgery Before Private Dubai Show: Report

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The star singer was paid $24 million for the private show, which reportedly ran more risks than expected.

We're all jealous of attendees of the Queen's private show at Dubai on Saturday (January 21). However, some more news and reports from the spectacle indicate that there were more risks to this show than one might expect. Moreover, one of the patrons reported that Beyoncé was recovering from foot surgery before her performance.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 21: Beyoncé attends the Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend, a new ultra-luxury resort on January 21, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mason Poole/Parkwood Media/Getty Images for Atlantis The Royal)

Of course, anyone being paid $24 million for a private concert would rush to it with two broken arms if they could. Still, if reports are accurate, this is yet another insane display of commitment and skill from the superstar artist. Attendees at Beyoncé's concert at The Royal Atlantis in Dubai likely had a magical experience.

Despite the show's strict no-phone policy, footage still leaked online. Moreover, many took to social media to share their takes and thoughts on the invite-only concert. It included celebrities, other artists, journalists, and critics like one cultural critic and author Gerrick Kennedy.

“BEYLANTIS was quite the unexpected show,” he tweeted. “That voice is just gets better and better. Mama was doing her good singing. Mind-blowing to see her and Blue Ivy perform together. Even more in awe to hear she did this after foot surgery. It’s unclear what injury led Bey to the operating table, but it’s good to know she’s doing better.”

However, the "BREAK MY SOUL" singer had other things to promote and celebrate this week. Her new campaign for Ivy Park x Adidas, Park Trail, debuted with help from the likes of Ice Spice and Offset. Moreover, she just released another Adidas collab in the form of her Top Ten 2000 sneaker colorways.

Meanwhile, other large performances caused comparisons to Beyoncé's great live shows. Stephen A. Smith recently caught some flack for saying that Rihanna "ain't Beyoncé," referencing the "Diamonds" singer's upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. Even when she's not on stage, the RENAISSANCE mogul can't help but dominate conversations around concert spectacles.

Still, what do you think of Beyoncé recovering from foot surgery right before her private Dubai concert? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, check back in with HNHH for more mind-blowing moments from your favorite performers.


About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.