Following the tragic incident, Scott said in a statement on Twitter, “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. 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.”
The Astroworld Fest Instagram account confirmed that the festival, initially a two-day event, will no longer be held on Saturday, Nov. 6.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival Family tonight—especially those we lost and their loved ones,” the festival’s statement read in part. “We are focused on supporting local officials however we can.”
“As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier,” the statement later continued. “They are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @HoustonPolice.”
Promoter Live Nation said in their own statement, “Heartbroken for those lost and impacted at Astroworld last night. We will continue working to provide as much information and assistance as possible to the local authorities as they investigate the situation.”