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Read Travis Scott's full statement in response to Astroworld Festival tragedy

Astroworld Festival 2021
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Travis Scott - Kylie Jenner's baby daddy - is in mourning after the death of eight individuals who passed away amid his Astroworld Festival concert in Houston on November 5.

The 29-year-old artist expressed his condolences and paid tribute to the concertgoers who lost their lives during his event on Friday.

"I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night," he said in a statement on Twitter the following morning, Saturday, November 6.

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All."

According to reports, eight people have been confirmed dead after the "mass casualty incident" that took place during the artist's concert in Houston's NRG Park. In a press conference, authorities said that after 9 p.m. local time on Nov. 5, the crowd "began to compress towards the front of the stage" causing panic and injuries. "People began to fall out, become unconscious," officials stated, "and it created additional panic."