Travis Scott reveals he’s absolutely devastated by Astroworld tragedy in statement

Rapper Travis Scott has released a statement saying he is ‘absolutely devastated’ following the stampede at his concert in Houston that saw at least eight people killed and "hundreds" injured.

The singer took to Twitter to share a statement. He said: “I’m 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.”

He continued: “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.

“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”

He went on: “Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”

He ended the statement with: “Love You All”.

Fans flooded to the post which gained over 85k likes in less than an hour with so far 2.9k comments.

A mass of concertgoers at Houston's NRG Park "began to compress" at the front of the stage as Kylie Jenner's beau Travis, 29, performed on stage at around 9.15pm Central Daylight Time, which is around 2am Greenwich Mean Time.

At around 9.38pm, a "mass casualty incident" was triggered as the number of victims began to increase.

It's understood that at least 17 people were rushed to hospital, including a 10 year old, according to the authorities.

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Out of those hospitalised, 11 were in cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, it's understood around 300 people were treated at a field hospital at the scene of the concert.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters in a press conference: "We know that we had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight. And we have scores of individuals that were injured here in this event.

"We had an attendance of approximately 50,000 to the Travis Scott Astroworld festival event. What we do know is at approximately 9pm, 9.15pm the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage.

He added: "We transported at the start of the mass casualty incident, when it was trigged, at around 9.38pm this evening. After that time we transported 17 patients to the hospital."

Speaking of those who had sadly passed away, Fire Chief Samuel Peña added: "We won't know the cause of death of the eight that are confirmed until the medical examiner has completed his investigation.

"Houston Police Department is sending units out to the hospitals to identify these fatalities."

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said: "Nobody could dream of this… I think it’s important that no one speculates. We have none of the answers tonight."

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