Kenny Chesney has recorded more than 20 albums and has produced more than 40 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts in the United States. Obviously, he cares about his fans. Something awful happened recently after his concert in Denver, and he is devastated by it.
The country singer said he is “devastated” when a fan died after falling from an escalator. It happened following his concert at Mile High Stadium’s Empower Field in Denver, Colo. The woman, who has yet to be recognized, fell on the concourse shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday during Chesney’s latest stop on the “Here and Now” tour. At this moment, the drop’s distance is unknown.
The Denver Police Department confirmed that the incident is being investigated as an accidental death. “I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show,” the “American Kids” hitmaker told the Denver Post in a statement. “There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking.” He went on to further explain his feelings on the tragic matter.
“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 her friends and family’s loss, I grieve with them and for them.”
The woman’s identification will be released by the Office of the Medical Examiner, according to the Denver Police Department. Denver police tweeted on Saturday that they were “conducting an outside death investigation” at Empower Field.
“An adult female guest at Empower Field at Mile High was sitting on an escalator railing, fell to the concourse below, and died as a result of the injuries.”
“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.”
Following the incident, Empower Field at Mile High, where Chesney performed, issued a statement on Twitter. They extended their condolences and expressed how the safety of their guests is a high priority.
“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.”
“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.”
The accident happened only weeks after a fan died after falling from an escalator after The Weeknd’s tour-opening gig in Philadelphia on July 14th. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the concertgoer suffered head trauma after falling nearly 40 feet at Lincoln Financial Field. Following an investigation, police told the outlet that the man’s fall appears to have been accidental.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the woman’s family. R.I.P. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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