Travis Scott ‘devastated’ over deadly music show, offers condolences
Rapper Travis Scott offered his condolences to those who died during his show at a music festival in Texas on Friday night, saying he is “devastated” by what happened.
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott said in a statement Saturday. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”
Scott said the authorities have his “total support” and that and is “committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need” following the incident.
“Love You All,” Scott added.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
Eight people were killed at the Astroworld festival after a surge of people toward the stage caused a “panic” in the crowd, according to authorities.
Local officials said that 17 people went to the hospital, with 11 of those transported going into cardiac arrest.
A field hospital was also created that inspected around 300 people for injuries.
Scott was seen in video stopping his show a few times to tell security to help his fans, though he ultimately finished his performance, a decision that has drawn backlash from some online.
Authorities were seen in footage performing life-saving services in the crowd while the show was happening.
An investigation into the incident is underway, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Saturday offering state resources to assist.
Authorities say there were 50,000 people in the crowd on Friday. All Saturday events for the festival were canceled, with Astroworld saying it is cooperating with police on the matter.
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