AceShowbiz - Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr are back to Las Vegas one week after the shooting massacre during the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where he was performing. The country music crooner arrived in the city on Sunday, October 8.
Brittany took to Instagram to share a picture of their backs with the background of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor. She wrote in the caption, "Feels surreal being back in Vegas today."
"Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met... fighting the toughest battle of them all... for their lives," she added. "You have helped us try to begin to start the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have. Thank you for today. We will never forget. #vegasstrong."
The couple visited the survivors of the shooting at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. The hospital wrote on its Facebook page, "Our extreme gratitude to Country Music Star Jason Aldean for visiting UMC today. Jason spent time with our patients who were critically injured during the Las Vegas shooting. His visit helped heal hearts and cheer those who were wounded in this tragedy."
Jason made a surprise appearance on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend. The "Night Train" hitmaker addressed the shooting. "This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history," he said onstage.
He continued, "Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends - they're all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you. But you can be sure we're going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way, because when America is at it's best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable."
He later performed a rendition of Tom Petty's classic hit single "I Won't Back Down" in honor of the iconic musician who passed away from cardiac arrest at the age of 66 a week ago, one day after the deadly mass shooting.