Kylie Jenner said yesterday on Instagram that she was “devastated” by deaths at boyfriend Travis Scott’s concert in Houston.
“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.“
Jenner was blasted after the concert for posting images of the show where an ambulance can be seen. Many have criticized Scott for not stopping the show when he saw something was wrong. When an ambulance appears in the crowd he can be heard saying from the stage,
“What the fuck is that?”
…and then continuing the concert.
Kylie is pregnant with her second child by Scott. She said in the statement,
“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.”
Scott posted a video Saturday addressing the concert and deaths,
“I want to send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night.
We’re actually working right now to identify their families so we can help assist them through this tough time. My fans really mean the world to me, and I always just really want to leave them with a positive experience.
Any time I can make out … anything that’s going on, I’d stop the show and … help them get the help they need.”
According to NBC News,
Although some local news outlets have begun identifying the victims, officials have yet to release the names of the deceased.
More than 300 people were treated throughout the event Friday at an on-site field hospital, officials said. Of the 25 people who were taken to hospitals, 13 remained hospitalized Saturday. A 10-year-old child was in critical condition.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said over the weekend that the ages of the victims were 14, 16, two were 21, two were 23 and another 27. One person’s age has not yet been determined.
Kylie Jenner issues a statement regarding the tragedy at Astroworld Festival:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 7, 2021
“Travis and I are broken and devastated… 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.” pic.twitter.com/VaiVx4Y6jj
Sadly, it wasn’t false advertising…
(via NBC News)