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Travis Scott breaks silence after tragic deaths of eight fans at his gig

Eight people have died at Astroworld Festival in Texas, run by Travis Scott where 50,000 fans went to see the likes of SZA and Earth, Wind & Fire

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Astroworld: Emergency services respond to incident at festival

Travis Scott has broken his silence since eight people died at his Astroworld Festival in Texas.

The fans died after a crowd surge while Travis was performing at around 9pm on Friday for the opening night of the two day festival.

It has been reported that the rapper had to stop multiple times during his 75 minute set due to seeing fans in distress in the crowd as well as asking security to help.

Footage that has been posted shows fans trying to get the attention of security and other staff due to the problem.

Travis has now spoken out regarding the event with a statement on Twitter.

He penned: “I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote.

Travis added: “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into this 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 the NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”

Travis Scott has spoken out about his Astroworld event



It seems that hundreds of people were injured as Houston Fire Department transported 17 people to hospitals, with 11 of those in cardiac arrest, the Daily Mail reported.

A field hospital was set up at the festival site where others were treated and it is feared that children as young as 10 were amongst those who were hurt.

Due to the number of calls being received, it has been classified as a ‘Level Two’ incident and the second day of the event has now been cancelled.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and scores of individuals that were injured.

Astroworld’s second day has been cancelled


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“The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.”

But he said that a cause of death has not yet been determined.

He added: “I think it’s very important that none of us speculate. Nobody has all the answers tonight. If you don’t have facts, if you don’t have evidence, I’m not going to speak against that. We have hurting families out here.”

Multiple celebrities also attended the event including Travis’ girlfriend Kylie Jenner and her sister Kendall Jenner.

Chief Lt Larry Satterwhite from Houston police was near the front when the situation occurred.

Other celebs went to the event including Kylie Jenner


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He said: “It seems like it happened with just over the course of a few minutes – suddenly we had several people down on the ground experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode. We immediately started doing CPR.”

Tickets were being sold for $180 for general admission and $490 for ‘stargazer’ tickets.

Houston fire chief Samuel Pena said: “The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries.”

On Friday afternoon a stampede broke out as fans tried to bypass the gate, causing multiple people to be trampled.

When inside, people were climbing into portable toilets while security tried to get the situation under control.

A statement from event bosses said: “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight – especially those we lost and their loved ones.

“We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.

“As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please each out to @HoustonPolice.

“Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department and NRG Park for their response and support.”

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