A shocking loss. Kenny Chesney mourns a woman who died after falling off an escalator during his concert on Saturday, July 30, in Denver, Colorado.
“I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show,” Chesney, 54, said in an official statement released to The Denver Post Oon Sunday 31 July. “There had been so much joy, so much heart from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking.”
The country superstar continued: “Life is precious. Sharing music brings us together and that love we share makes us so much more. For the lady who came to share that love, there are no words. For the loss of her friends and family, I mourn with them and for them.”
According to the Denver police spokesperson Nat Magee, the incident happened after the concert around 10:52 PM local time at Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. The woman was reportedly on the escalator before falling and has yet to be identified. It is currently unknown if she was taken to a hospital or died at the stadium.
Denver police at the time reported the incident as an “accidental death,” denying suggestions that the woman had been pushed or pushed before the fall.
“To my understanding there was none of that. It was just an accident. I don’t think anyone pushed her or anything like that,” Magee told me. The Denver Post on Sunday. Following his statement, the Denver Police Department’s official Twitter clarified that “if the circumstances are deemed suspicious, we will update the information on this thread.”
The stadium’s management company also shared a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman involved in the tragic incident that occurred at the end of Saturday’s concert at Empower Field at Mile High,” they said. wrote through their official Twitter after the tragic event. “Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests, and Stadium Management Company is in contact with the Denver Police Department as they investigate this unfortunate situation.”
This is just the latest tragedy in an onslaught of recent deaths from concertgoers. Last month, a man named Hugo Sanchez died after losing his balance on an escalator at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Weeknd’s first official stop on his ongoing US Tour.
After the incident, the Philadelphia Police Department told… Daily mail that his fall appears to have been accidental, with no crime involved. Sanchez turned 32.
In Nov 2021, Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, also left nine in attendance dead and more injured after a crowd stormed the stage.
The incident took place at the sold-out open-air festival, which took place at NRG Park. While the 29-year-old “Sicko Mode” rapper was performing, the crowd rushed forward causing a massive accident.
A source close to the investigation told Us Weekly at the time the incident was “out of panic as people fled for safety”, adding: “The quick response of Astroworld security and the personnel on the ground has undoubtedly saved more people from being injured or worse. “
During the show, Scott paused his performance “three times” to ask what had happened, according to a source.
“He asked everyone in the area to help them and take them to the front,” an insider said U.S. “Once they learned of what was happening, they ended the performance in the interest of public safety.”