Man Partially Paralysed At 2017 Travis Scott Show 'Extremely Upset' About Astroworld Tragedy
A man left partially paralysed after attending a Travis Scott show in 2017 has spoken of his upset at learning about the weekend's tragedy at Astroworld that left eight dead and over 300 people injured after a crowd surge.
Kyle Green attended the Travis Scott concert at Terminal 5 in New York City in 2017 and says he was pushed from a third-floor balcony during the show, leaving him paralyzed at the time.
Now, in light of the horrific incident that took place in Houston on November 5th, his attorney has shared his reaction.
Speaking to Today, attorney Howard Hershenhorn said: "He was extremely upset and sad for the devastation to these people and to their families - the people who were killed and the people who were horribly injured.
"At the same time, he was really angry at Travis and at Travis' team, including his security, etc., because Travis clearly hasn't learned from what has previously transpired or what previously occurred. He hasn't learned."
At least 32 lawsuits have already been filed in the aftermath of the weekend, including claims that Scott 'incited the crowd'. Green's own suit after the 2017 incident, Green's lawyer alleged that Scott 'incited mayhem and chaos through his conduct'.
Hershenhorn said an occurrence wherein Scott appeared to incite violence came from within his own lyrics. He cited the rapper's 2018 song Stargazing from his Grammy-nominated album Astroworld, during which he says, "And it ain't a mosh pit if it ain't no injuries / I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds."
According to the attorney, his client was toward the front on the top of the balcony at Terminal 5 before he says he was pushed off when he fell to the ground below.
As a result of this, Green sustained a significant fracture to his ankle, which ended up needing to be fused. In addition to his fall, Hershenhorn claimed that when the security guards at the venue picked his client up, they did not put him on a backboard or use a neck brace.
Green's suit stated that he was "improperly removed from the subject premises without a cervical collar, backboard and other safety precautions."
In 2018, Strike Force responded to those allegations in a filed answer, denying them.
Green, now 27, was subsequently confined to a wheelchair after suffering injuries that included fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist and fractured right ankle. He was left paralysed on his left side, but has since regained some of his abilities and is now partially paralysed.
Scott has stated that he will pay for the funerals of the eight people who died at Astroworld this past weekend. He has also offered mental health help to those in attendance who were affected.