Rihanna breaks down onstage


Take a bow, a breath, or maybe a tissue, Rihanna.

The Barbadian beauty was performing in Dublin on Tuesday when she was suddenly overwhelmed with emotion. She was supposed to start at 8:45 p.m., but kept fans waiting until 9:15 p.m.

According to fans, she seemed upset while singing her first song, “Stay,” and then during her hit track “Love the Way You Lie,” tears streamed down her face as the audience sang along with her.

During the show, a moved Rihanna said, “I only have ever in my life heard an audience of people scream so loud that they sound like one voice and that only happens in Ireland, in Dublin… Thank you so much.”

The 28-year-old Grammy winner struggled to regain composure after her rare display of emotion.

Fans at the Aviva Stadium were concerned to see the “Work” and “Diamonds” singer break down, and wondered if her late arrival to the stage was linked to her tears.

Click on the first Instagram post below to watch one concert-goer’s footage of Rihanna’s Dublin sob, then scroll down to see what some fans said about it on Twitter.

Do you think there’s an underlying reason for the “Disturbia” songstress’ teary show? Share your thoughts with us!

Rihanna crying 😭❤️ @badgalriri #rihannaantiworldtour #antiworldtour #rihanna

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  1. chris75 • June 23, 2016 @ 9:38 AM

    “If Rihanna is crying i’m crying you’re crying everybody is crying”

    You know what? I’m not crying.

  2. EstherAdams • June 23, 2016 @ 9:45 AM

    Yeah, my eyes are dry and just dandy. I think something’s going on off stage that’s causing her to unfurl during her shows.

  3. mike • June 23, 2016 @ 9:47 AM

    Maybe she finally watched her performance in BATTLESHIP.

  4. CamilleBishop • June 23, 2016 @ 9:58 AM

    Hahaha! I would say that’s exactly the reason, Mike.

  5. Jacob • June 23, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

    Muh Queen! Don’t cry my liege.

  6. Jacob • June 23, 2016 @ 11:11 AM

    Muh Queen! Don’t cry my liege.

  7. dierdre • June 23, 2016 @ 11:29 AM

    As a concert lover i think its absolutely amazing when the crowd sings she knows shes loved by her fans it chokes me up when i hear it so give her a break thats probably all it is shes proving shes human xoxo

  8. Jude • June 23, 2016 @ 12:47 PM

    Not a fan but showing your respect to an artist by enjoying the show is always appreciated by them

  9. bob71 • June 24, 2016 @ 9:41 AM

    What the hell? Did Chris Brown beat her up again?

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