Kid Cudi’s Coachella set ends early after breaking his foot

Kid Cudi‘s set at Coachella 2024 came to an abrupt end on Sunday after the rapper broke his foot during the performance.

Kid Cudi made his return to the California festival for the first time since 2019, performing a set at the Sahara Tent that was announced as a last-minute addition to Coahcella last week.

During the set, Kid Cudi jumped off the stage to get closer to his fans at the barricades, but broke his foot in the process during ‘Memories’. He was carried out of the Sahara Tent while his DJ played Steve Aoki’s remix of ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’.

Cudi wrote on social media shortly after the incident: “Hey guys, so I broke my foot today at the show. Just leavin’ the hospital. Never broken a bone before so this is all a bit crazy. I wanna thank u all for ur concerns and well wishes! I love yall man. I heard yall still ragin when I was offstage. Made me smile big.”


The severity of Cudi’s injury is not yet known, nor is his recovery time. Before the injury, Cudi performed two songs live for the first time: ‘MOON MAN SHIT’ and ‘BLUE SKY’. He also performed songs such as, ‘Tequila Shots’, ‘Sad People’, ‘Superboy’ and more.


Kid Cudi last performed at the festival in 2019, when he closed out the Sahara Tent and brought out Kanye West as a guest performer. During his 2019 set, Cudi paid tribute to late rappers Mac Miller and Nipsey Hustle.

The rapper is due to tour North America with Pusha T between June and August this year, followed by the same tour in Europe and the UK early next year. It is currently unknown if the injury will affect the North American tour dates.

Kid Cudi at the x September Letters dinner. Photo credit: Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images
Kid Cudi at the x September Letters dinner. Photo credit: Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images

January saw the Ohio rapper release his 10th studio album ‘INSANO’– a more trap-inspired record that included verses from Lil WayneLil YachtyPharrell and Travis Scott – before he dropped the LP’s sequel  ‘INSANO (Nitro Mega)’ in February; taking a more experimental and alternative route assisted by the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Layzie and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs ‘n’ Harmony and Pusha T. The two records mark Cudi’s final albums as part of his Republic Records deal.


Shortly after the release of ‘Nitro Mega’, Cudi took to X/Twitter to tell fans he would be taking a break from music and to expect new music “every other year.” “My next album is already about 80 per cent done, and it’ll be out in 2026,” he wrote. As always, we’re takin’ it someplace new. Just wanted to let y’all know, expect an album from me every other year. Next year is all about filmin’. Got a bunch of stuff I need to get done. Film and TV. So I take a year off of music to do it all.”