Eight people died Friday night during Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Texas. The tragedy is currently under investigation and multiple lawsuits have been filed. Scott took the stage shortly after 9pm to perform for 50,000 attendees. Over 100 people were injured in the chaos when the crowd surged towards the stage.
The rapper issued a statement shortly after the tragic events, “You know my fans, my fans really mean the world to me and I’ll always just really want to leave them with a positive experience,” he said. “Any time I can make out anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.” He added, “I mean, I’m honestly just devastated and I could never imagine anything like this just happening. I’m gonna do everything I can to keep you guys updated and keep you guys informed on what’s going on.”
Scott has pledged to cover the funeral costs for all the victims. He is also partnering with online mental health services provider BetterHelp and Houston’s Cactus Jack Foundation to offer a month of free therapy to survivors and others affected by the tragedy. He will also refund all Astroworld ticket fees.