Paying tribute. After the deadly tragedy at Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival, no less than eight attendees died — and extra injured — following a crowd surge.
Amid the continuing investigation into the Friday, November 5, incident, a number of of the music competition’s performers and attendees have shared their assist for the victims and their family members.
“I just want to send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night,” the “Sicko Mode” rapper, 30, tearfully defined in a sequence of Instagram Story movies on Saturday, November 6. “You know, my fans, like, really mean the world to me and I always just really want to leave them with a positive experience and any time I can make out, you know, anything that’s going on, I’d just stop the show and, you know, help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.”
The Texas native continued in his put up, “Everybody, continue to keep your prayers. I mean, I’m honestly just devastated and I could never imagine anything like this happening.”
Scott’s accomplice, Kylie Jenner, attended her beau’s set shortly earlier than the incident occurred, sharing live performance footage by way of Instagram Story on the time. The pregnant Kylie Cosmetics founder, 24, additionally took to the social media platform to share her prayers for Astroworld attendees who had been impacted by the occasions.
“Travis and I are broken and devastated,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum wrote in a press release on Sunday, November 7. “My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in any way [sic] by yesterday’s events. And also for Travis, who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community. … I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”
During the “Out West” performer’s set at Houston’s NRG Park, the gang rushed the stage, inflicting a mass accident.
“This is a tragic night,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña mentioned during a news conference on Saturday. “We know that we had at least at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and we had scores of individuals that were injured here in this event.”
Peña defined on the time that round 9:00 p.m. the gang had “began to compress toward the front of the stage,” inflicting panic and accidents.
“At the start of the mass casualty incident, when it was triggered … We transferred 17 patients to the hospital,” Peña mentioned. “We won’t know the cause of death of the eight that were confirmed until the medical examiner has completed his investigation, but we are in the process — Houston Police Department — is sending units to the hospitals to identify these patients.”
During the present, the “Escape Plan” crooner had paused his efficiency “three times” to ask what was occurring, in keeping with one supply.
“He asked for everybody in the area to go help them and bring them to the front,” an insider advised Us Weekly. “As soon as they were made aware of what was happening, they ended the performance in the interest of public safety.”
Astroworld Festival, which was scheduled to be a two-night occasion, canceled its Saturday lineup amid the continuing investigation.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight — especially those we lost and their loved ones,” a social media assertion by way of the occasion’s official Twitter web page learn. “We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department and NRG Park for their response and support.”
Scroll under to see how Scott, Jenner and his fellow Astroworld performers have paid tribute to the victims: