Gayle King, who was in attendance at Lopez's Madison Square Garden concert when the blackout occurred, shared two videos to her Instagram. The first showed a bit of the entertainer's performance, and the second focused on the aftermath of the incident and the confused audience.
"Uhhh yeah so I actually made it to @jlo concert and then what had happened 'wuz' swipe left... now wondering the streets in an Uber trying to find a hotel room," King captioned the slideshow. "My apt has NO power and I live on the 27th floor ... funny thought my place had a back up generator …"
The arena later tweeted confirming the news of the cancellations and plans to reschedule.
"Due to power outage issues in parts of Manhattan, which included Madison Square Garden, tonight’s Jennifer Lopez show was forced to end early. We will follow up with tickets buyers to tonight’s show with more information as soon as we have it," Madison Square Garden tweeted hours after the incident.
The black out, which police reportedly believe was started by a transformer fire, swept the west side of Manhattan and left over 73,000 people without power, according to NBC New York. Power is currently being restored, but many residents remain in the dark.
Coincidentally, the blackout occurred on the anniversary of the infamous 1977 New York City blackout, which led to mass chaos in the city.
Lopez's show has been rescheduled for Monday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden.