On this past Saturday morning, just hours after he finished performing a show at the nearby Manchester Arena, Drake reportedly offered to talk down a man who was threatening to kill himself by jumping off of England's Mancunian Way Bridge. According to the Manchester Evening News, the event occurred just before 6 A.M. local time.
Officers were called to the scene after the suicidal man was spotted standing on the wrong side of the bridge's barriers. Nearby roads were closed as the police tried to convince the guy that life was worth living, and because of the massive police presence in the area heavy traffic began to build.
At some point when this was all going on, Drake's tour bus rolled through, and a member of Drake's entourage offered up the megastar's services to prevent the man from hurling himself off the ledge. While well intentioned, the offer appears to have been declined on account of the fact that police have people trained to deal with this type of stuff.
"One officer was approached by a male from a tour van caught up in the traffic congestion, claiming to be part of Drake’s entourage," a member of the policing team that was present at the scene said. "He offered for Drake to speak to the male on the bridge, if that would help. The offer was declined with thanks."
After about ninety minutes, even without the words of the world's top selling recording artist, the man relented and came down. He was transferred to a local hospital for an assessment.
Hopefully he's feeling better.