Several fans reportedly left needing medical treatment after 'incident' at Travis Scott show

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Travis Scott's latest show in Rome has left people needing medical attention following an incident involving pepper spray, according to reports.

As per the Metro, the 32-year-old rapper took to the stage at his Utopia concert at the Circus Maximus venue on Monday and things soon spiraled out of control.

Scott, who shares two children with Kylie Jenner, announced that Kanye West was there for a surprise appearance before the incident unfolded.

A suspected "pepper spray incident" took place which reportedly left dozens injured and around 60 people needing medical attention.

size-full wp-image-1263224154
Travis Scott's concert in Rome left people needing medical attention. Credit: Erika Goldring/Getty

CNN further reported that a 14-year-old was left with injuries after scaling a wall measuring 13 feet to try and get inside the concert.

Alongside this, Rome residents complained of an "earthquake" which resulted after fans at the venue became excited after West was announced as the surprise guest.

Alfonsina Russo, director of the head of the Colosseum Archeological Park, is campaigning for an end to concerts at the ancient Roman chariot-racing and entertainment venue.

"The Circus Maximus is a monument. It is not a stadium, not a concert hall," she said. "These mega rock concerts put it at risk, including the Palatine Hill nearby. Rock concerts should be held in stadiums so as not to endanger public safety."

This isn't the first time that one of Scott's concerts has ended in a medical emergency, after 10 people lost their lives at Astroworld in November 2021.

The 10 people who tragically lost their lives at the concert were between the ages of nine and 27: Mirza Baig, 27, Rodolfo Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, Bharti Shahani, 22, Franco Patino, 21, Axel Acosta Avila, 21, Jacob Jurinek, 20, Brianna Rodriguez, 16, John Hilgert, 14 and Ezra Blount, nine.

The tragedy occurred after a section of the crowd containing 50,000 people began rushing the stage at NRG Park in Houston.

Festival-goers affected by the crowd surge struggled to breathe, with some passing out, and, as a result, were trampled on by other fans.

Of the 50,000 people who attended the Houston event, roughly 300 were treated for minor injuries such as bruising and cuts.

The rapper, who runs the festival, reportedly stopped several times amid his 75-minute set to ask security to help individuals out of the crowd after spotting them in distress.

Around 387 lawsuits from 2800 victims were combined into one large case, meaning they were dealt with by one single judge.

Per Access All Areas, the court stated in the wake of the decision: "The agreed motion alleges the lawsuits arise out of incidents leading up to, during, and following a live performance by Travis Scott during the Astroworld Festival outside NRG Park on November 5, 2021."

We hope that all those needing medical attention in Rome make a speedy recovery.

Featured image credit: Rick Kern/Getty

Several fans reportedly left needing medical treatment after 'incident' at Travis Scott show

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Travis Scott's latest show in Rome has left people needing medical attention following an incident involving pepper spray, according to reports.

As per the Metro, the 32-year-old rapper took to the stage at his Utopia concert at the Circus Maximus venue on Monday and things soon spiraled out of control.

Scott, who shares two children with Kylie Jenner, announced that Kanye West was there for a surprise appearance before the incident unfolded.

A suspected "pepper spray incident" took place which reportedly left dozens injured and around 60 people needing medical attention.

size-full wp-image-1263224154
Travis Scott's concert in Rome left people needing medical attention. Credit: Erika Goldring/Getty

CNN further reported that a 14-year-old was left with injuries after scaling a wall measuring 13 feet to try and get inside the concert.

Alongside this, Rome residents complained of an "earthquake" which resulted after fans at the venue became excited after West was announced as the surprise guest.

Alfonsina Russo, director of the head of the Colosseum Archeological Park, is campaigning for an end to concerts at the ancient Roman chariot-racing and entertainment venue.

"The Circus Maximus is a monument. It is not a stadium, not a concert hall," she said. "These mega rock concerts put it at risk, including the Palatine Hill nearby. Rock concerts should be held in stadiums so as not to endanger public safety."

This isn't the first time that one of Scott's concerts has ended in a medical emergency, after 10 people lost their lives at Astroworld in November 2021.

The 10 people who tragically lost their lives at the concert were between the ages of nine and 27: Mirza Baig, 27, Rodolfo Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, Bharti Shahani, 22, Franco Patino, 21, Axel Acosta Avila, 21, Jacob Jurinek, 20, Brianna Rodriguez, 16, John Hilgert, 14 and Ezra Blount, nine.

The tragedy occurred after a section of the crowd containing 50,000 people began rushing the stage at NRG Park in Houston.

Festival-goers affected by the crowd surge struggled to breathe, with some passing out, and, as a result, were trampled on by other fans.

Of the 50,000 people who attended the Houston event, roughly 300 were treated for minor injuries such as bruising and cuts.

The rapper, who runs the festival, reportedly stopped several times amid his 75-minute set to ask security to help individuals out of the crowd after spotting them in distress.

Around 387 lawsuits from 2800 victims were combined into one large case, meaning they were dealt with by one single judge.

Per Access All Areas, the court stated in the wake of the decision: "The agreed motion alleges the lawsuits arise out of incidents leading up to, during, and following a live performance by Travis Scott during the Astroworld Festival outside NRG Park on November 5, 2021."

We hope that all those needing medical attention in Rome make a speedy recovery.

Featured image credit: Rick Kern/Getty