June 27, 2022
“Broken and devastated”: Kylie Jenner reacts to the Astroworld festival tragedy
Kylie Jenner said early Sunday on Instagram that she was "devastated" by the deaths at her boyfriend Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival in Houston.At least eight people died and dozens more were injured during Scott's performance Friday when a crowd surge crushed concertgoers."Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with…

Kylie Jenner posted early Sunday on Instagram that she was “devastated by the death of her boyfriend Travis Scott at Astroworld in Houston.

At most eight concertgoers were killed and dozens more were injured in Friday’s crowd-surge that decimated Scott’s performance.

“Travis, and I are devastated. She wrote that her thoughts and prayers were with those who lost their lives or were affected by yesterday’s events.

Jenner, who is pregnant with her second child with Scott, came under fire shortly after the concert for posting images of the show, in which an ambulance can be seen. Scott was criticized by many on social media for failing to stop the show during the tragedy.

Jenner addressed the backlash by saying that she wasn’t aware of the events in the crowd until after the show.

” “I want to clarify that we were not aware of any fatalities until after the show. In no world would we have continued filming and performing.” she wrote.

Jenner ended her statement by saying she would be praying for the families of those who were affected.

” I am writing to express my deepest sympathy to the affected families and ask for their healing.

Scott posted Saturday’s video in which he addressed the tragic incident.

” I want to send prayers to those who lost their lives last night,” he stated. “We are actually trying to identify the families of these victims so that we can assist them in this difficult time. Officials have not released the names of the victims. Some local media outlets have started to identify the victims.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Saturday that one was 14, another was 16, two were 21, two were 23 and one was 27 and that one person’s age had not been determined.

More than 300 people were treated throughout the event Friday at an on-site field hospital, officials said. Of the 25 people who were taken to hospitals, 13 remained hospitalized Saturday. A 10-year-old child was in critical condition.

“My fans really mean the world to me, and I always just really want to leave them with a positive experience,” Scott said in the video. “Anytime I can see… what’s happening, I’d stop this show and help them get the help that they need. “

Kalhan Rosenblatt is a reporter covering youth and internet culture for NBC News, based in New York.

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