Kenny Chesney mourns deceased woman at Denver concert

Kenny Chesney

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A shocking loss. Kenny Chesney mourns a woman who died after falling from an escalator at her Saturday, July 30 concert in Denver, Colorado.

“I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show,” Chesney, 54, said in a statement posted to The Denver post ohn Sunday 31 July. “There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night – and to hear that is heartbreaking.”

The country superstar continued, “Life is precious. Sharing music brings us closer together and this love we share makes us so much more. For the lady who came to share this love, there are no words. For the loss of his friends and family, I mourn with them and for them.

According to the Denver police spokesperson Nat Magee, the incident happened after the concert at around 10:52 p.m. local time at Empower Field in Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. The woman was believed to have been sitting on the escalator before she fell and has not yet been publicly identified. It is currently unknown whether she was taken to hospital or died at the stadium.

Denver police reported the incident as an “accidental death” at the time, denying suggestions that the woman was pushed or shoved prior to the fall.

“To my knowledge there was none of that, it was just an accidental fall, I don’t think anyone pushed her or anything,” Magee said. The Denver post on Sunday. Following his statement, the official Denver Police Twitter clarified that “if the circumstances are found to be suspicious, we will update the information on this thread.”

The stadium management company also shared a statement. “We express our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman involved in the tragic incident at the end of Saturday’s concert at Empower Field in Mile High,” they said. written via their official Twitter after the tragic event. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our guests, and Stadium Management Company is in communication with the Denver Police Department as they investigate this unfortunate situation.”

This is just the latest tragedy in an onslaught of recent spectator deaths. Last month, a man named Hugo Sanchez died after losing his balance on an escalator at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The weekend first official leg of his current US tour.

After the incident, Philadelphia police told the Daily mail that his fall appears to have been accidental, with “no suspected foul play”. Sanchez was 32 years old.

In November 2021, Travis Scott’s The Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas also left nine people dead and others injured after a crowd rushed onto the stage.

The incident happened during the sold-out outdoor festival, which was held at NRG Park. As the 29-year-old “Sicko Mode” rapper performed, the crowd rushed in and caused a mass crash.

A source familiar with the investigation said We Weekly at the time the incident “was due to panic because people were running for safety”, adding: “The rapid response of security and Astroworld personnel on site undoubtedly saved even more people from be hurt or worse.”

During the show, Scott interrupted his performance “three times” to ask what happened, according to a source.

“He asked everyone in the area to go help them and get them to the front lines,” an insider said. We. “As soon as they were made aware of what was happening, they ended the performance in the interest of public safety.”

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