Following the tragic incident when eight people of ages 14 to 27 died after a crowd surge on Friday night Travis Scott has promised to cover the funeral costs of all the eight victims who lost their lives at the Astroworld Music Festival this past weekend.
The 30-year-old-rapper has also vowed to offer full refunds to everyone who attended the festival. Scott also announced his decision to cancel his appearance at the Day N Vegas Festival on 13 November because he feels “too distraught to play” Scott was supposed to be a headliner for the two-day event and perform on Saturday, 13th November.
In addition to this the rapper has also announced a partnership with Better help to provide help and support to those who were impacted by the tragedy. The company will be offering one-on-one online sessions with a licensed therapist – free of cost for anyone who signs up here.
BetterHelp will also be directing people who require help to the hotline for NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This hotline is available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET at 1-844-CJ NAMI 1 (844-256-2641).
The event was attended by over hundreds of people, according to reports somewhere near 50,000 attendees were caught in the surge. The event ended with eight deaths while 25 people were hospitalized. Of the 25 people who were transported to the hospital, 11 suffered cardiac arrest.The festival was then officially declared a mass casualty event.
Following the event Travis Scott released a statement: “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. 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 the immediate response and support. Love You All.”
Furthermore Live Nation also offered an additional statement via Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiveNation/status/1457781719885516809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1457781719885516809%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.xxlmag.com%2Ftravis-scott-refund-astroworld-cancels-day-n-vegas%2F
In view of this mass casualty event, Scott is currently facing several lawsuits. The lawsuits consist mainly of allegations that Scott and surprise performer Drake stirred up the crowd, and that concert producer Live Nation did not take adequate safety measures.