Avicii Concertgoers Fall Ill at Toronto Gig After Booze and Drug Use

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Avicii accepts the Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist award onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles,

Around 29 young people were hospitalized during a sold-out concert by the Swedish DJ.

Around 29 teenagers were treated in hospital for drink- or drug-related illnesses after an all-ages concert Saturday night by Swedish DJ Avicii at Rogers Center in Toronto.

EMS, the local ambulance service, converged on the popular venue to treat the concertgoers, none of whom remain hospitalized, the Toronto Star reported.

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EMS commander Peter Rotolo told the newspaper that most of those treated had signs of excessive alcohol use, and that at least one person needed assistance for drug use.

Around 20,000 patrons filled Rogers Center for the sold-out electronic music concert.

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Paramedics insisted the excessive alcohol and drug use that provoked the medical incident happened before the Swedish DJ came on stage for his performance.

The medical alert was followed by parents of concertgoers rushing to the Rogers Center to bring their children home as news of the incident spread via traditional and social media.

  • This story first appeared on THR.com

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