As news continues to emerge from Houston about the deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival, musicians are taking to social media to send prayers to the victims and their loved ones.
At least eight people died and hundreds more were injured as Scott performed the final set at the festival’s opening night on Friday, with fans surging toward the stage and pushing so close together that they reportedly couldn’t move their arms or breathe. An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance at NRG Park stadium.
The eight fatalities have not yet been identified as officials work to notify family members. A press conference is set for 4 p.m. ET Saturday with police, firefighters, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and others involved in the ongoing investigation.
SZA, Kid Cudi, Kehlani and more have reacted to the news on their socials, sharing prayers and well-wishes for the victims’ families. Scott himself also released a statement Saturday, saying he’s “absolutely devastated” by the tragedy at his hometown festival.
Astroworld day 1 performer Toro y Moi posted an Instagram Story early Saturday, writing, “Team Toro is safe and sound. Sending love to Houston. Thanks for having us, we hope to be back soon! Be safe out there everyone.”
See more musician and celebrity well-wishes below:
Speechless about last night I’m actually in shock n don’t even know what to say .. just praying for everyone in Houston especially the families of those that lost their lives 😔🙏🏾
— SZA (@sza) November 6, 2021
Really messed up about the news at Astroworld. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one lastnight and everyone who was injured. Sad fuckin day man
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) November 6, 2021
this shit beating my ass tbh
not enough prayers in the world for the families of these kids and the kids themselves. not enough. no compensation could amount. this should never ever ever in a million years happen.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) November 6, 2021
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
Heart goes out for the lives lost and all those affected by what took place in Houston. It’s all so unimaginable and very sad. 🙏🏾 Prayers up 🙏🏾
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) November 6, 2021
Very saddened to see this Astroworld news… my prayers are with those lost or injured and their families 🙏
— babytate (@imbabytate) November 6, 2021
Praying for the families who lost loved ones at astroworld last night.. this shit is so sad man 💔
— TONESTITH (@ToneStith) November 6, 2021
Reading the Astroworld stuff right now is crazy and sad 😢
— DJ Kue (@DJKue) November 6, 2021
This is unreal. Has me shook. Sending prayers to the families of the dead and the injured young people. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾My kids love this artist so much and I just couldn’t imagine this happening to them. 😰😰😰😰😰 https://t.co/GWgqHVOvr2
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) November 6, 2021