This actually happened in my band..twice. First time, the guitarist says at the beginning of a set that he just got the call that his wife might be going to the hospital soon. He finished the set and got to the hospital a bit “late”. His wife and in-laws were not pleased. Second time, I get the call mid-song. I make my apologies and split...to many applause & congratulations..(false alarm) I guess I’m not as dedicated to my art ?