Drake on Monday evening issued his first public remarks on the “devastating tragedy” at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, where he made a surprise appearance earlier than a stampede of concertgoers led to the deaths of eight folks.
“I’ve spent the previous few days attempting to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy,” Drake wrote in a publish to Instagram.
“My coronary heart is broken for the families and guests of folks that misplaced their lives and for somebody who is suffering,” he added.
“I’ll proceed to hope for all of them, and must be of provider in anyway I will.”
Drake joined Scott on stage earlier than the purpose out at Houston’s NRG Park used to be shut down after the lethal crush of fans on Friday evening.
Eight folks were killed and extra than 300 injured in what authorities gain known as a trampling accident in the end of the principle evening of the two-day festival.
Scott, 30, goes thru neatly-liked criticism for the deaths and has been accused of constant his residing, even as unconscious bodies were pulled from the team.
A different of lawsuits gain already been filed by concertgoers, collectively with one in opposition to both Drake and Scott.
Texas licensed dependable Thomas Henry filed a $1 million-plus lawsuit on behalf of Kristian Paredes, 23, from Austin, who he says used to be left severely injured after Friday evening’s concert.
Paredes alleges in the lawsuit that the rappers “build earnings over their attendees and allowed the lethal point out to switch on” and “incited the team.”
Amongst those injured in the stampede used to be a 9-year-outmoded boy who is now clinging to lifestyles in a coma after suffering accidents to his organs.
“He’s a miniature, innocent puny one — he didn’t deserve that, he didn’t deserve that at all,” the boy’s grandfather instructed a local tv station.