Travis Scott has announced that he will cover the costs of the funerals for the 8 individuals who died at the recent Astroworld event, managed and hosted by Travis Scott.
During the Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas last Friday, absolute tragedy hit the grounds. The now infamous event has been cancelled, immediately after its first day saw major cases of trampling crowds, leaving hundreds injured with substantial wounds and eight proclaimed dead.
The greatest crowd surge happened as Scott was headlining his own event, at the NRG Park. Recently, Scott cancelled an upcoming show he was supposed to perform at in Las Vegas due to the event causing him too much distress to perform. After an online apology through an Instagram Story post, a press has released that Scott will ” cover all funeral costs and provide further aid for individuals affected by the November 5th tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.”
This means paying for mental health costs as well to those in attendance in the event as many claim to have suffered trauma.
The press has released that to provide this mental health aid “Travis has partnered with BetterHelp to supply free one-on-one online therapy, and is working closely with NAMI, MHA National, and MHA of Greater Houston (Mental Health America) to direct all those in need to proper mental health services.”
In addition to that, Travis is apparently in communication with local authorities to best deal with the aftermath of the event, “Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved.”
This is according to his “vow” to help any of those in the grieving process or deeply affected by the events he is responsible for.
Scott’s statement concluded:
“Travis is grateful to be working alongside BetterHelp, a renowned mental health service provider and to be able to quickly provide this fundamental care and support. Further relief efforts to be announced in the coming days and weeks.”
We have yet to wait and see if any other news from audience members comes out about the situation at the festival. Many people claim the overcrowding is Scott’s fault, others blame the audience themselves, and others blame management. Legally, the debate over whose fault it is is still in question, and we may hope matters will be cleared soon.
Read more details on what really went down at Astroworld here.