The fallout continues from the Astroworld tragedy Friday night in Houston.

Eight fans of Travis Scott died at the event that turned into complete chaos. 

Scott has cancelled his upcoming performance at the Day N Vegas Festival next weekend according to Variety, as sources told the magazine that Scott was “too distraught to play.”

On Monday, Scott announced he will provide full refunds for anyone who purchased a ticket to the Astroworld event. 

A crowd of over 50,000 was on hand at NRG Park in Houston, and the details coming from it are bizarre and tragic. 

Apparently one police officer was stabbed in the neck with a hypodermic needle, and many of the concert-goers suffered cardiac arrest. 

Scott’s set began at 9:38 p.m. Central on Friday, and 32 minutes later the Houston Chronicle reported that police and firefighters declared a “mass casualty event.” 

Crowds surged to the front of the stage when Scott’s show began, which triggered the deadly results. 

Even though things were out of hand and tragic, Scott continued his entire setlist and kept performing up until his scheduled finish time of 10:15 p.m.

Houston’s Chief of Police Troy Finner said Scott finishing his set was the right call, because halting it sooner could have caused a riot. 

The show was also being streamed live via webcast by Apple Music.  It was the opening night of the music festival, and day two on Saturday was immediately cancelled. 

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