George Lopez is cutting New Years Eve shows at Wash Casino. After Illness

Posted on: Jan 2, 2022, 5:01 a.m.

Last update on: January 2, 2022, 1:00 a.m.

George Lopez couldn’t ring in 2022 as he probably hoped. The comedian and TV star was scheduled to do two New Years Eve shows at a tribal Washington state casino. However, he ended the first show earlier and canceled the last drink.

Comedian George Lopez speaks during a 2019 event at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, on Comedy and Race Relations. Lopez had to end an early show at a tribal Washington state casino on Friday after apparently falling ill. Her second show later on New Years Eve has finally been rescheduled.
(Image: LBJ.Jay Godwin Library / Wikimedia Commons)

TMZ reported on Saturday that Lopez apparently fell ill during his 4 p.m. PT broadcast at the Muckleshoot Events Center at the Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Auburn, located about 20 miles south of Seattle.

A witness told the celebrity news site that Lopez, 60, was unwell and asked for water. A video clip acquired by TMZ showed a sorry Lopez suddenly ending the morning’s show, but to applause from the crowd.

The arrival of an ambulance has also been reported. However, it was not known if Lopez had been to the hospital.

Lopez has yet to respond about the incident.

Initially, Muckleshoot Casino announced that the 8 p.m. PT show had been canceled, less than 90 minutes before it started. Later on Friday evening, he announced that the second show would be postponed until March 18.

The casino said those who attended the first show will be reimbursed.

Lopez at Frequent Mirage in 22

Like many leading comedians, Lopez makes frequent appearances in Las Vegas.

Lopez is part of the Aces of Comedy lineup at the Mirage Las Vegas. Other people who perform at the MGM Resorts International destination include Ron White, Tim Allen, Bill Maher, Wayne Brady, Kathleen Madigan and Iliza Shlesinger.

Lopez is already booked to play three weekends at the Mirage in 2022, including January 28 and 29.

David Lee Roth’s New Years Eve Vegas shows canceled

Other artists also saw their New Years plans canceled at the last minute.

In Las Vegas, the start of David Lee Roth’s show series at the House of Blues was scuttled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID and out of caution for those who work and attend shows, David Lee Roth’s performances scheduled for December 31 and January 1 at the House of Blues Las Vegas have been canceled, ”House of Blues said in a press release.

Ticket holders have been reimbursed.

Both shows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino were sold out, according to the former Van Halen singer’s website. The shows scheduled for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are also sold out. These broadcasts are still in progress for the moment.

Roth, who also enjoyed some success as a solo singer in the 1980s, told the Las Vegas Review in October that the series of shows at the House of Blues would be his swan song. COVID-19 aside, it’s seemingly coming out with a bang. Due to demand, the House of Blues has added shows on January 14-15 and 21-22.

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