The aftermath of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival left eight casualties, dozens of injuries, and an 9-year-old in a coma, on the first night of the rapper’s two-day performance lineup in Houston, Texas.
The injuries stemmed from many in the crowd of over 50,000 concertgoers forcing their way front toward the stage while Scott performed. Following the mayhem at NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, Scott canceled the second day.
Here are 10 things that happened following that deadly night at Travis Scott’s AstroWorld Festival.
Eight people have died after attending the concert others are facing life threatening injuries
According to ABC-13, the names of all eight victims have been identified as of Monday, Nov. 8. including adults and teenagers as young as 14. The oldest, 27-year-old Danish Baig, was killed during the crowd rush while saving his fiancée, his brother Basil Baig told reporters.
Baig said his family plans to take legal action against Scott, his team, and anyone associated with event organizers on behalf of his brother.
ABC-13 also reports the family of Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old Texas A&M University senior, is also planning its next steps as Shahani recovers from head injuries sustained during Friday’s concert. Shahani, who is currently on a ventilator in critical condition, attended the concert with her sister, and cousin, Mohit Bellani.
“I think she lost oxygen for 10 minutes one time and seven minutes at another time,” Bellani explained to the outlet on Tuesday, Nov. 9. “So her brain stem was swollen to like 90 percent almost.”
Travis Scott issues initial statements about Astroworld Festival
In his initial statement, shared on Twitter, Travis Scott said he was “absolutely devastated” by” the events of Friday night, sending prayers to the families of those impacted.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,” Scott wrote. “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 their immediate response and support.”
Live Nation, Travis Scott, and Drake are now facing lawsuits
According to Billboard, Scott, Live Nation, and Drake, a surprise performer at Astroworld, have all been named in a total of 40 lawsuits filed between Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10. Some of the claims accuse NRG Stadium and concert organizers such as Live Nation, and Texas-based festival production company ScoreMore of negligence.
Ben Crump is representing a 9-year-old boy in a coma after attending Astroworld Festival
In another suit against Scott, civil rights attorney Ben Crump has agreed to represent the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount.
Blount went from was sitting on his father’s shoulders during the concert to reportedly being “trampled and catastrophically injured,” after his father fell and lost consciousness. Blount was found after becoming lost in the crowd and placed in a medically induced coma at the Texas Children’s Hospital.
Video Emerges of Scott stopping his performance after noticing a fan passed out
After reports that Scott continued performing during the chaotic event, a video from Astroworld Fest shows the rapper helping to alert security that a fan passed out in the crowd.
“We need help. Somebody passed out right here,” said Scott in the video. “Hold on don’t touch him, don’t touch him. Everybody just back up. Security, help somebody jump in real quick. Keep going, just keep the music running.”
In an Instagram video posted on Sunday, Nov. 7, Scott said, “Anytime I could make out, anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need,” adding he “never imagined the severity of the situation.”
Travis Scott promises to cover funeral costs and offers full refunds and therapy to attendees
Scott vowed to pay funeral costs for the victims, as well as full refunds for Astroworld ticket holders. In addition, the “Goosebumps” rapper partnered with online/phone-driven therapy service BetterHelp to offer free therapy sessions to those impacted by the tragic event.
Roddy Ricch agrees to donate his performance earnings to the families of festival victims
In his Instagram Story, rapper Roddy Ricch, who also performed at Astroworld, pledged to donate his “net compensation” to the victims’ families.
Katt Williams, Teyana Taylor, and Adele have all since stopped their performances after fans passed out
In light of the mayhem that occurred, various artists and entertainers have since stopped their performances after noticing instances of fans apparently passed out. According to TMZ, Katt Williams took a break during his comedy show on Saturday, Nov. 6, after someone yelled, “stop the show,” alerting medics to address an unconscious audience member.
A viral video shows R&B singer Teyana Taylor stopping her show in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 8, to check on a fan who appeared to be in and out of consciousness.
Kanye West dedicates Sunday Service to victim families
On Nov. 7, Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, dedicated his latest “Sunday Service” gathering to the “loved ones of Astroworld,” reports TMZ. Ye and his accompanying choir of vocalists performed gospel hymns and tracks from his latest album, “DONDA,” while dressed in all black.
Drake breaks his silence on the Astroworld incident days later
In an Instagram post on Monday, Nov. 8, Drake described it as a “devastating tradegy” and said he felt heartbroken “for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.”