Rapper Travis Scott offered his condolences to those who died on his show at a music festival in Texas on Friday night, saying he was “devastated” by what happened.
“I am absolutely devastated by what happened last night,” Scott said in a statement on Saturday. “My prayers go out to the families and to all who have been touched by what happened at the Astroworld Festival.”
Scott said authorities have his “full support” and are “committed to working with the Houston community to care for and support families in need” after the incident.
“I love you all,” Scott added.
– TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
Eight people were killed at the Astroworld festival after an influx of people to the stage caused a “panic” in the crowd, authorities said.
Local officials said 17 people went to the hospital, of which 11 people transported suffered cardiac arrest.
A field hospital was also established which inspected around 300 people for injuries.
Scott was seen in a video stopping his show a few times to tell security to help his fans, although he ultimately ended his performance, a move that has sparked reactions online.
Authorities were seen in footage pperforming rescue services in the crowd as the show unfolded.
Investigation in the incident is ongoing, with Texas Gov. Greg AbbottGreg Abbott Former Dallas Morning News bureau chief dies in car crash Abbott becomes 7th GOP governor to protest National Guard vaccination mandate Lawyers file civil rights complaint with DOJ over program Texas border arrest (R) Saturday offering state resources to help.
Authorities say there were 50,000 people in the crowd on Friday. All Saturday events for the festival have been canceled, with Astroworld saying it is cooperating with police on this.