Why yes, the beat did get sicker

By Jessica Goodman
June 08, 2016 at 02:37 PM EDT
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Beyoncé continued her “Formation” tour on Tuesday night, playing the first of two sold-out nights at New York’s CitiField. Though she stayed close to script — running through highlights off Lemonade, covering “The Beautiful Ones,” and also playing Prince’s version of “Purple Rain” to honor the late singer’s birthday — one unexpected moment had fans elated: She sneezed.

Just before singing “Love On Top,” Queen Bey paused for a brief moment to let out a sneeze, causing the crowd to erupt in a joint “Bless you!” followed by cheers.

Beyond the sneeze, Beyoncé had another moment of impromptu crowd interaction on Tuesday night. She wished a fan happy birthday after spotting a sign in the audience.

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The “Formation” tour continues on Wednesday night at CitiField — though maybe with an extra tissue or two in tow.