The landmark’s roof is regularly used by the general public for scaling and abseiling

Storm Eunice ripped the roof off London’s O2 Arena on 18 February as the capital was battered by high winds.

Hip hop 90’s band, The Fugees were set to perform their 25th anniversary tour at the O2 on Friday evening, but the group had to cancel the scheduled performance as a result of the damage, reported Sky News.

According to online footage sent to Sky News, the outer layers of the O2’s domed roof were ripped away by strong winds, and several roof panels were “shredded”. 

The roof at the O2 forms part of adventure climb and abseiling activity that the general public can book – these activities provide scenic views of London’s landmarks. 

A spokesperson for the O2 said: “Due to adverse weather conditions, we can confirm that there has been some damage caused to the tent fabric in our roof at the O2.

”The affected areas have been cleared and the O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day. The safety of our visitors remains of paramount importance and we will continue to assess the ongoing situation and act accordingly.”