Today Ben Platt, during intermission had to leave. That’s right, he got so sick that he couldnt even finish the show, and Michael Lee Brown (god bless) had to step in. He tweeted yesterday this: “Real talk- sometimes you gotta leave out a quick lyric if the choices are take a pause to swallow mucus or cough it up onto the front row.”
Now, we’ve known Words Fail makes this an issue, but there are still fans who sell their tickets simply because he isn’t going to preform.
Understudies are just as talented as the mains. Ben has dealed with so many terrible fans (see: People complaining about him not stagedooring on his Twitter) and he still puts on this performance for another THREE months. He’s going to the end of his contract, and thats all he must do. If he’s getting so sick he’s taken 2 vacations within the last 60 days (and the tonys vocal rest) people shouldn’t knock the understudies.
When an actor has to LEAVE middle, that doesn’t normally happen, therefore something must be extremely wrong with him. Also if this is just a rumor this is a terrible rumor.
Please don’t be a straight up terrible person at stagedoor (he looks so unhappy at stagedoor???) or complain he didn’t come on/come out. Even SEEING THE SHOW was a privilege, no matter who your Evan was.
EDIT: Reportedly he was losing his voice at the end of act one.
EDIT2: A PREVIOUS VERSION SAID HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH A TORN VOCAL CORD THIS IS FALSE THE PERSON WHO MESSAGED ME SAID THEY WERE LYING I ALREADY REPORTED THEM TO TUMBLR PLEASE STOP THE DISCOURSE
Edit 3: He was physically unable to speak when he left and the new person has a photo of it so this definitely is a real source
Mike Faist has missed 3 shows in a row this week, missed Beyoncé and has generally been seeming a bit unhappy. The fandom has pushed so many of his boundaries and it’s not okay.
He was on the official instagram story, yet the only one who wasn’t smiling. This is very concerning, during Newsies he had seemed to be feeling great. At one point he even had an Instagram (it was faistmike, confirmed by his girlfriend on a old post where he is tagged in the comments by her) and he stagedoored much more often.
After June, things seemed to take a turn. He hasn’t stagedoored more than 5 times since than, yet he did during Newsies and when the show was in previews/OB. End of July, he misses his movie premiere (where SO MANY FANS WERE trust me I was one of them) and fly’s to Ohio to see his family. August, there is so little content of him?? People start to go find his personal Facebook and post photos of him. I have a ~certain~ feeling he knows and that’s why he became inactive.
Because of us, his fans INVADING HIS PERSONAL MEDIA and trading them. There’s a photo going around of him shirtless and wearing makeup, which was ripped off his Facebook. He’s probably so uncomfortable with it. And then people spread it everywhere.
Now he’s taken a vacation, he’s missed the least amount of shows from any cast member and now takes a vacation. His role might be taking a toll, but for now just respect him like any other human and not invade his privacy due to your lack of content.
This. Needs. To. Stop.
People are being rude and immature to Ben for absolutely no reason, it’s ridiculous. Ben loves what he does and loves stagedooring, but if the keeps going on I’m afraid that he’ll stop all together.
Ben doesn’t deserve this type of treatment. Please be kind. Let Ben know you love and appreciate him. Spread this around so everyone can see. Ben deserves all the respect in the world, especially when it comes to all he does for us. Let’s all attack the hate he gets with more love 💙💙
Thank you Ben for all you do. We love you.
(Also, thank you @/lucycaboosey on Twitter for letting me use her tweet on here)