AceShowbiz - SZA is making sure that she won't let her fans get injured during her show following Travis Scott (II)'s deadly Astroworld Festival. When performing in Salt Lake City, Utah, the "Good Days" songstress addressed the tragic incident after she stopped her performance over a passed-out fan.
In a video captured by one of the concertgoers on TikTok, the "Love Galore" singer addressed what happened at the Houston festival last weekend, where she had been performing before the tragic incident occurred. During her speech, the 32-year-old acknowledged that people passing out in the crowd is normal before stressing that dying is not.
"Yes, I have played concerts where people have passed out before," SZA said in the video, stopping mid-speech to pass some water from onstage into the crowd. "And it's like, some might think, 'Hey, people pass out all the time, blah, blah, blah, blah.' "
SZA added, "But people don't die at concerts all the time. And that's something that none of us should ever, like, will never forget that." The "Hit Different" singer said, "Some things end up shifting and shaping the way you do s**t forever. And that's a good thing."
In a separate video, SZA could be seen trying to get the unconscious fan medical attention, asking, "Wait -- where the f**k is the medic?" The R&B star then stressed, "This person's literally flat-out, like passed the f**k out, like, flat on the ground, non-responsive. And it's important that we just make sure they're okay." Over cheers, she added, "I love you guys so much."
The death toll from the Astroworld Festival has risen as a tenth victim was dead. Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old boy who was trampled during the chaos at the Houston, Texas concert, has passed away from his injuries.
Ezra's family confirmed the news on Sunday, November 14. Calling it "heartbreaking," the family continued, "This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra's death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer."
In the lawsuit filed earlier this month on behalf of Ezra's family, the attorney alleged the rapper and concert promoters at Live Nation "egregiously failed in their duty to protect the health, safety and lives" of all concertgoers by failing to provide adequate security and emergency medical support. Ezra's family is among 200 people who has filed at least 93 lawsuits against Travis and promoters Live Nation for not properly planning and conducting the show.
On November 10, a ninth victim, Bharti Shahani, passed away after being declared brain dead one day earlier. The 22-year-old student reportedly suffered several heart attacks and was rushed to a local hospital. Eight other victims aged 14 to 27 died on the night of the concert.