Update: Travis Scott Speaks Out, After At Least 8 People Die & Many Injured At His Astroworld Festival [Condolences]
Update #1: Travis Scott has released a statement on social media. See his message below.
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Original Story: Very sad news. According to multiple reports, at least eight people have died and several others injured in a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.
Reportedly, a compression of the crowd toward the stage occurred just after 9 p.m. Friday while Travis Scott was performing.
If you have a loved one who went to #ASTROWORLDFest who you can’t get in touch with, the reunification site is at the:
8686 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77054
— Miranda Parnell WTSP (@miranda_parnell) November 6, 2021
As a result of the massive pushing, some panicked and the situation caused injuries, some extremely severe.
Concertgoer Recalls Experience At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival: It felt like hell, you couldn’t breathe, couldn’t see. There were so many bodies laid out ?? pic.twitter.com/PTpUDmthjq
— BACKUP ACCOUNT (@JasmineBrandTHE) November 6, 2021
The show was called off shortly after several people began suffering injuries.
Officials transported 17 people to the hospital, including 11 who were in cardiac arrest. Many people were also treated at the scene. Reportedly, 8 people have died. Approximately 50,000 people were in attendance at the festival. No additional details have been released.
We send our condolences to the families and friends affected by this tragedy.