Travis Scott is issuing refunds to attendees of the Astroworld Festival. He also announced that he won’t perform his headlining set at this weekend’s Day N Vegas Festival.
His team says he’s “too distraught” to play after eight people died and dozens more were injured during a crowd surge at his Astroworld festival Friday.
Scott said he would cover all funeral costs for the victims and that he had partnered with BetterHelp to supply free one-on-one online therapy for those affected by the tragedy.
Live Nation and ScoreMore have also announced plans to develop a health fund earmarked to cover the festival’s attendees’ medical fees and provide mental health counseling resources.
More than 17 lawsuits have already been filed against Travis Scott and Live Nation, with one accusing the parties and others of “negligence and gross negligence”. Another claims the incident was a result of “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety”.
Source: TMZ, NBC News.
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