Travis Scott To Cover Funeral Costs Of Concert Victims

Travis Scott To Cover Funeral Costs Of Concert Victims

Travis Scott will cover all funeral costs for the eight victims who died at his Astroworld festival on Friday.

According to a statement by a representative for the rapper and producer, the artist will also partner with BetterHelp to provide free mental health services to all those affected by the tragedy.

“Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved,” the statement reads.

“These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.


CNN reports that, organisers of Astroworld will also provide a full refund to all ticket-holders, both those who attended Friday and those who held tickets for Saturday’s canceled events.

Based on information gotten about the refund process from the festival promoter Live Nation, the company stated that it was “working on ways to support attendees, the families of victims, and staff” by providing mental health counseling and will help with hospital costs.

 
Over the weekend, Scott posted a video on his social media account, 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.


 
His partner, Kylie Jenner, who was also at the festival wrote “I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing,”
Scott took the stage shortly after 9pm on Friday to perform to 50,000 attendees.

Some of the people at the concert described the event as traumatizing, with many witnesses saying they saw lifeless bodies being trampled amid the chaos.

 
The first reports of injuries began at 9:30pm, with Scott continuing to perform until a little after 10pm.

He did stop performing at one point when an ambulance was seen driving into the crowd.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told CNN that the investigation is ongoing and is asking the community “to be considerate of the grieving families” and to “lift them up in prayer.


 
 
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Travis Scott To Cover Funeral Costs Of Concert Victims

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