Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was canceled this weekend after at least eight deaths and dozens of injuries on the first night of the event in Houston.
Witness accounts and police reports describe a chaotic scene, which only got more out of control when a group of folks managed to pushed down the fences around the venue and crash the show.
The massive crowd of 50,000 was so large and so wild that when medical emergencies started happening, first responders struggles to make it through the sea of people. While Travis was on stage when things got out of control, he did attempt stop the show and call out to security personnel to help some people that appeared to have passed out.
Scott and his team assumed folks were passing out from dehydration, which sometimes happens at big concerts and events like this, but it turns out multiple folks went into cardiac arrest.
There are unconfirmed reports from high level sources in the festival, that have been corroborated by at least one security guard, that someone may have been going around sticking people with a needle containing a deadly and unknown substance. A guard says someone stuck him in the neck and he almost instantly passed out, perhaps only being revived because someone nearby has Narcan.
Travis posted a statement Saturday, saying, “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroword Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all.”
The medical examiner is determining cause of death for the eight deceased. Houston MayorSylvester Turner has promised to “leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of what happened.”
Many fans who attended the event have been sharing their experience on TikTok... Here is one that really made my stomach turn.
Travis Scott took to social media to apologize to fans and give an update in regards to everything that has transpired.
The very pregnant Kylie Jenner, who is expecting baby number 2 with Travis Scott, was at the NRG Park with their 3-year-old daughter Stormi. She later took to social media with a message
“Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured, or affected in any way by yesterday’s events,” Kylie Jenner said in a statement. “And also for Travis, who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community. I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show, and in no world would have continued filming or performing. 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.”