Lebanese superstar Elissa collapses @ GV concert

By Sheena Amos

But is okay now

DUBAI 4 February 2018: Lebanese superstar Elissa collapsed in front of fans while performing a special concert for Global Village guests on Friday, 2nd February.

She was reported to have some heart issues and was rushed to to hospital. But since, she has been fine and thanked her fans and fellow personalities for their concern and support.

“Thank you for all your well wishes! I love to keep my Dubai concerts memorable. Jokes aside, I’m healthy thank you for ur support,” she tweeted on Saturday.

“I am feeling better. Nothing serious don’t worry! This concert will definitely be memorable! I love you all.

“Thank you for all my fellow artists and friends who tweeted for me. Your compassion helped me recover and I felt blessed to read your comments. It means a lot. Love you all.”

Video posted by Guetarni Manel on YouTube

Elissa is one of the most famous stars in the Middle East with one of the largest fan bases and her concerts usually sell out within hours of announcement. The concert will include a selection of her most famous songs including ‘Asaad Wahda’, ‘Halet Hob’, ‘Saharna Ya Leil’ and other classics.

Elissa broke into the Lebanese music scene in 1999 with ‘Baddy Doub’, a Lido produced album filmed as a music video that went on to become a major debut success. Her career took off with its hits including a song performed with French singer Gerard Ferry. Her second album, ‘The Last of Maak’, featured the mega hit ‘Betghib Betrouh’, performed with Ragheb Alama. She released her third album ‘Ayshalak’ in 2002 and her fourth album in 2004, ‘Ahla Donia’, which was followed by ‘Bastanak’.

Elissa was the highest-selling female Middle Eastern artist for 2005, 2006 and 2010, and the first Lebanese singer to receive the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 2006. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. In December 2012, she was selected as a judge for ‘X Factor’, an Arabic music competition, which aired for four months.

The Global Village concert series continues in its 22nd Season with a performance that starts every Friday at 9 pm at its signature Main Cultural Stage, which has seen a series of sound and video effects improvements to create an atmosphere of unparalleled celebration. All concerts are included in the price of Global Village’s entry tickets for Dh15.