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    Travis Scott Issued A Statement Following His Astroworld Festival Where At Least 8 People Died And Dozens More Were Injured

    "I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night."

    Travis Scott issued a statement after at least eight people died and dozens more were injured at Astroworld music festival in Texas.

    Travis performing onstage with pyrotechnics behind him
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    According to the Houston fire chief, the "mass casualty event" occurred during Travis's set when people "began to compress towards the front of the stage." Videos show the concert continuing as ambulances made their way through the crowds.

    People in the crowd at Astroworld as pyrotechnics go off
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    The annual music festival, which didn't occur last year due to COVID, is also produced by Travis and is named after his 2018 album of the same name.

    In a statement posted to Twitter, Travis wrote, "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."

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    "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. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all."

    Travis onstage
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    In 2019, three people were hospitalized with leg injuries after a stampede at the festival. In 2017, Travis was charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and endangering the welfare of a minor after a show in Arkansas. In 2015, he pled guilty for reckless conduct after he encouraged fans to climb over the security barricades at Lollapalooza.

    Travis poses on the steps at the Met Gala
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    Sending our love to the people in Houston affected by the festival.