- 09 Nov 21
"My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives," Drake wrote on his Instagram last night.
In his first statement since the tragedy at the Astroworld 2021 festival, Drake has said that his "heart is broken" for those that lost their lives during the Travis Scott set, when he also made a surprise appearance.
Eight fans died at the event and over 300 people were treated at the scene for injuries on November 5, with the youngest fan that passed away just fourteen years old.
"The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries," Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña explained. "People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."
Last night on his Instagram, Drake wrote that "I’ve spent the past few days trying 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.”
Since the mass casualty event, Travis Scott, LiveNation and Drake have all been sued in at least fourteen different lawsuits stemming from Astroworld 2021.
The suit filed by Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry on behalf of one of the victims includes Drake and the NRG Stadium where the event took place.
Henry called for more victims to join the lawsuit, stating that he would provide "immediate consultations to all injured victims as well as to families who had loved ones hurt or killed at the concert."
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