9-year-old in coma after being trampled on at Astroworld Festival.
9 year old Ezra Blount is fighting for his life after the deadly unfortunate event at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, which left eight people dead many more injured last Friday.
His family is now filing a lawsuit among many others against the event organizers, venue management and performers at the concert.
Ezra Blount attended the concert with his father at NRG Park in Houston and was on his father’s shoulders when the crowd went into total chaos.
Ezra was separated from his dad and his grandparents said they found him alone at the hospital in a coma, suffering from major damage and severe brain swelling.
“He’s a small, innocent child,” Ezra’s grandfather Bernon Blount, told KTRK. “He didn’t deserve it. He didn’t deserve it at all. He’s just coming into town to see one of his favorite artists and to be trampled like that and really left the hospital with no one knowing where he was. That’s heartbreaking.”
According to a GoFundMe, his father, Treston Blount, said he began to be crushed by others and could not breathe. He passed out and fell, and Ezra fell along with him, getting trampled by others in the crowd.
“How could this happen in the city of Houston? You know, when we go to concerts and different events we expect safety and security,” Ezra’s grandfather told KTRK.
“We’re praying that he makes a full recovery. And we have faith in the doctors that are treating him,” Treston Blount told the station. “We just wish something more would be done because no family deserves to be going through this.”
The family’s lawsuit, filed by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, alleges negligence regarding crowd control, medical attention and event staffing.
“This young child and his family will face life-altering trauma from this day forward, a reality that nobody expects when they buy concert tickets,” Crump said in a statement to ABC News. “This little boy is currently fighting for his life, and his parents will never know the same child they entered Astroworld with.”
Scott stated that he will cover the funeral costs and further aid to individuals affected by the tragedy and will refund all of the Astroworld concertgoers and ticket holders. He has also said he is cooperating with investigators.