Travis Scott is devastated by what took place last night.
Travis Scott Astroworld Music Festival was the scene of a crime last night. Officials say at least eight people were killed and hundreds more were wounded at a Houston music festival on Friday night. According to some reports, someone in the audience went insane and began injecting concertgoers with a syringe containing a large number of narcotics, crushing audience members who had nowhere to go but this was not confirmed as of yet.
Authorities estimated that around 50,000 people were at the sold-out outdoor Astroworld Festival at NRG Park — the stadium complex where the Astrodome and the NRG Stadium are located — when the incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. CT., according to officials.
According to a video from the event, the artist on stage — rapper and event organizer Travis Scott — paused and looked on in disbelief as an ambulance with flashing lights moved into the tightly packed audience. A number of people who were in attendance recalled feeling more constricted as Scott’s performance neared, then feeling crushed as they saw others fall out and scream in horror as the performance started.
The following is a statement Scott made on Twitter: “I am deeply heartbroken by what happened last night.” My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and everyone else who has been affected by what occurred at the Astroworld Festival. The Houston community and I are dedicated to collaborating in order for families in need to recover and be supported.
Following that, he expressed his gratitude to the Houston Police Department, the Houston Fire Department, and NRG Park, where the event was hosted, for their “quick reaction and assistance.”
The Astroworld Festival, which had been scheduled to run for two nights with musicians such as Bad Bunny and Young Thug playing at the Saturday event, had to cancel its second-night concert due to the fatalities. The festival had been scheduled to run for two nights.