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Travis Scott Will Pay For Funerals Of Eight Who Died At Astroworld

Tom Wood

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Travis Scott Will Pay For Funerals Of Eight Who Died At Astroworld

Travis Scott will pay for the funeral costs of everyone who lost their lives in the tragic incident at Astroworld festival in Houston on Friday.

Eight people died and hundreds more were injured during a crowd surge as Scott played his headline set at the event at NRG Park in the Texan city.

Now, Scott - who has cancelled a scheduled appearance in Las Vegas because he is too 'distraught' to play - has promised to fund the funeral costs of those who sadly died, as well as offering mental health help to those in attendance who were affected.

A press release reads: "Travis Scott...will cover all funeral costs and provide further aid for individuals affected by the November 5th tragedy at Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.

Tributes have been left to those who died. Credit: PA
Tributes have been left to those who died. Credit: PA

"In addition, 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.

"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."

The statement continues: "These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a art of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process."

"As part of the emotional support efforts, BetterHelp, in conjunction with Travis, will be offering free one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist for those who sign up using their dedicated link.

"BetterHelp will also direct those in immediate need to NAMI, who has a dedicated national hotline, available Monday - Friday from 10am to 10pm ET.

"This hotline can be reached at 1-844-CJ NAMI 1 (844-256-2641). NAMI's Greater Houston chapter will direct incoming callers to the BetterHelp portal established via this partnership and ensure access to various counselling services, psycho-education, community-based healing circles, support groups, and other related services."

Travis Scott during his performance at Astroworld. Credit: PA
Travis Scott during his performance at Astroworld. Credit: PA

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."

Following the tragic events, Scott released a video in which he said he was devastated.

The rapper said: "I just wanna send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night.

"We're actually working now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time."

The performance at Houston's NRG Park. Credit: PA
The performance at Houston's NRG Park. Credit: PA

He ended the video: "I mean, I'm honestly just devastated. I could never imagine anything like this happening.

"I'm (going to) do everything I can to keep you guys updated, just keep you guys informed on what's going on.

"Love you all."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Texas, World News, Astroworld, Celebrity, travis scott, Music, Money, US News, US Entertainment

Tom Wood
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