Dozens of fans were hospitalised at a Keith Urban gig in Massachusetts on Saturday night.
Some 46 gig-goers were treated at the New Zealand-born country singer and American Idol judge’s show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield over the weekend (July 26), with 22 taken to local hospitals.
According to Reuters, a joint statement issued by the town’s police and fire departments said that authorities called in ambulances from five nearby communities to deal with the crowd’s medical needs. More than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police for what was described in the statement as “alcohol-related issues”.
However, in a video message tweeted after the gig, the singer did not mention the incident. “What a great night tonight. It was killer. Gosh, up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” he told his fans. “Anyway, if you came tonight, thank you very much for giving us all the love and energy. Boston Strong, I love you. Night-night.”
Keith Urban will continue his ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ tour in Cincinnati on August 31. The tour will finish up in Washington State Fair in Puyallup on September 13.
The country star will return as a judge on Season 14 of American Idol in January.