Coronavirus

90 Hospitalized During Chance the Rapper Show

Chance the Rapper performs during the 2017 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 10, 2017 in Manchester, Tenn.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival

Chance the Rapper performs during the 2017 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival on June 10, 2017 in Manchester, Tenn. 

Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper.

Authorities say many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking.

Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals Friday (July 21) at Hot 93.7's Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most of those charged were issued a summons to appear in court. Several other arrests were made throughout the evening.

Police say the crowd was apparently made up of people in their late teens and early 20s. He says tailgating, partying and excessive alcohol consumption was "extremely prevalent."

Foley says a large number of people hospitalized were underage attendees experiencing "severe intoxication."

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.