Travis Scott pledges to cover funeral costs for victims of Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott has offered to cover funeral costs for the eight people who died at his Astroworld Festival on Friday

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Travis Scott to cover funeral costs for Astroworld victims.

Travis Scott will pay for the funerals of the victims who died at his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday.

A “mass-casualty” crowd surge left eight people aged between 14 and 27 dead and hundreds more injured.

The rapper, 29, will also partner with BetterHelp to provide free mental health services to all those affected by the tragedy.

A statement released by a representative for Travis said: “Travis Scott will cover all funeral costs and provide further aid for individuals affected by the November 5 tragedy at Astroworld Festival.

“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.

The rapper will also partner with BetterHelp to provide free 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.

“These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.”

It comes after it was confirmed Astroworld organisers will refund all ticketholders who attended Friday as well as those who had tickets for Saturday’s cancelled concert in Las Vegas.

Following the tragedy, Travis spoke out via social media saying he is “absolutely devastated” and that his “prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened”.

He continued: “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.

“Thank you to the Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”

Kylie shared a statement via Instagram Stories.



His partner Kylie Jenner was also at the festival and posted a statement saying neither she nor Travis knew what was happening in the crowd during the performance.

Her statement, that was posted to her Instagram stories, read: “Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday’s events.

“And also, for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans at the Houston community.

“I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.

“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”

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