Drake says his ‘heart is broken’ and is 'grieving' after Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy where 8 people died

Drake says his ‘heart is broken’ and is 'grieving' after Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy where 8 people died

DRAKE broke his silence and said his "heart is broken" and is "grieving" following Travis Scott's Astroworld tragedy.

The horrific incident ended with eight people dying.


Just days after the fatal event took place, Drake took to Instagram to share his sadness over the event.

In a text post, the 35-year-old wrote: "I've spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around the devastating tragedy.

"I hate resorting to this platform to express and emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself."

Drake continued: "My heart is broken for the family 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."

The post concluded: "May God be with you all."

Drake's statement comes after he received heat from fans for staying silent after the tragedy.

CONCERT TRAGEDY

The country was shocked upon learning of the tragedy that occurred in Houston on Friday, which started as a crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9:15 pm, sparking panic.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said recently: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities today. We had scores of individuals injured at this event.”

He added that a "mass casualty incident" was triggered at 9:38 pm and investigations are ongoing.

The Fire Chief added: "At approximately 9:15 pm the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.

"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."

Event organizers announced on Saturday, November 6 that the festival was canceled.

LEGAL PROBLEMS

It was recently revealed he will have to deal with legal ramifications, as a suit has been filed against him, Travis, Live Nation and NRG Stadium.

According to the Daily Mail, the plaintiff is 23-year-old Kristian Paredes, who was “severely injured” in the stampede.

The plaintiff's attorney, Steve Kherkher, wrote: “Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.

“Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors."

Drake and Travis, 30, have also been accused of "inciting mayhem" during the Friday night incident.

The outlet reported the famous performers are being sued for over a million dollars.

TRAVIS SPEAKS

Before Drake released his statement, Travis reacted on social media by writing: "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…"

The musician's baby mama Kylie Jenner, who is currently pregnant, also took to her Instagram Stories and responded, claiming she did not know people had died at the concert until after the show.

However, Kylie's sisters Khloe and Kourtney, as well as their mom Kris, have been bashed as "tone-deaf."



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