Drake has finally broken his silence after the Astroworld tragedy that took the lives of eight fans, aged between 14 and 27.
Drake joined Travis Scott on stage at the festival before the crowd surge took place.
Both artists are being sued after the tragedy, with some claiming that they ‘encouraged chaos.’
After days of reflection, Drake has now broken his silence on the matter.
On Instagram he wrote:
“I’ve spent the past few days truing to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy. I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself.”
“My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering. I will continue to pray for all of them, and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all.”
Travis Scott is paying for the funerals of all of the people who tragically died while watching his set at Astroworld on Friday night.
According to TMZ, Scott will cover all of the costs of the funerals, as well as offering mental health services to the families of the deceased to help with the trauma.
More details are emerging following the tragedy.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner has now confirmed that a security guard was pricked by a potential opioid needle by an unknown individual.
The security guard fell unconscious after feeling the prick and was revived by medics with Narcan.
“WE DO HAVE A REPORT OF A SECURITY OFFICER, ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL STAFF THAT TREATED HIM LAST NIGHT, THAT HE WAS REACHING OVER TO RESTRAIN OR GRAB A CITIZEN AND HE FELT A PRICK IN HIS NECK.”
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirms that during the Astroworld Festival in Houston a member of security passed out after appearing to be injected in the neck by a concert-goer.
He added that the security officer was revived with Narcan.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 6, 2021
Hamad Al Barrak, a 19-year-old music fan, was at the festival and has described the horrifying scenes in an interview with Reuters.
“THERE WERE JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE. WE WERE ALL PRESSED TOGETHER. YOU FELT LIKE YOU COULDN’T BREATHE.”
I SCREAMED FOR HELP SO MANY TIMES, ALERTED SECURITY, ASKED EVERYONE IN THE CROWD IF THERE WAS ANYONE WHO WAS CPR CERTIFIED. EVERY CALL WENT UNANSWERED. I WAS TOLD, ‘WE ALREADY KNOW, AND WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING TO STOP THE SHOW, THEY’RE STREAMING LIVE’. DISGUSTING. #ASTROWORLDFEST.