A shocking loss. Kenny ChesneyHe is in mourning for a woman who died after falling from an escalator at his Saturday July 30 Concert in Denver, Colorado.
“I was devastated to learnof the loss of someone after our show,” Chesney, 54, said in an official statement released to The Denver Post oSunday, July 31, 2007. “There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking.”
The country superstar continued, “Life is precious. Music is what brings us together. The love we share makes us even more. There are no words for the lady who came to share her love. For her friends and family’s loss, I grieve with them and for them.”
According to Denver police spokesperson Nat MageeThe incident took place after the concert at Empower Field, Mile High, home to the Denver Broncos, at 10:52 PM local time. The woman, who has not been identified, was allegedly seated on the escalator before she fell. It is unknown if the woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital, or if she 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 before the fall.
“To my understanding, there was none of that, it was just an accidental fall, I don’t think anyone pushed her or anything like that,” Magee told The Denver PostSunday. Following his statement, the Denver police’s official Twitter clarified that “if circumstances are deemed suspicious, we will update information on this thread.”
The stadium’s management company also shared a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies 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 wrote via their officialTwitter following the tragic incident. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our guests, and Stadium Management Company is in communication with the Denver Police Department as it investigates this unfortunate situation.”
This is only the latest tragedy in a series of recent concertgoer fatalities. Last month, a man identified as Hugo Sanchez died after losing his balance on an escalator at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The Weeknd’sHis first official stop on the ongoing U.S. Tour.
The Philadelphia Police informed the media following the incident. Daily Mail that his fall appears to have been accidental, with “no foul play suspected.” Sanchez was 32.
In November 2021 Travis Scott’sAstroworld Festival in Houston, Texas also saw nine people die and many more injured by a crowd that rushed to the stage.
The incident took place at NRG Park’s sold out outdoor festival. While the 29-year-old “Sicko Mode” rapper performed, the crowd surged forward and caused a mass accident.
According to a source close the investigation, Us Weekly at the time that the incident “was from panic because people were running for safety,” adding, “The quick response from Astroworld security and staff on-site undoubtedly saved even more people from being hurt or worse.”
During the show, Scott paused his performance “three times” to ask what had happened, according to one source.
“He asked for everybody in the area to go help them and bring them to the front,” an insider told Us. “As soon as they were made aware of what was happening, they ended the performance in the interest of public safety.”