Musician Jason Aldean cancels upcoming concerts in wake of Las Vegas mass shooting

PTI

Oct,04 2017 16:17 26 IST

Country singer Jason Aldean announced that he would be cancelling his weekend shows after shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas.

Jason Aldean. Image from Twitter/ @Ent_Extra

Jason Aldean. Image from Twitter/ @Ent_Extra

Aldean was performing on stage when the shooting occurred killing at least 59 people. Over 500 concert-goers were injured.

"I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends," Aldean said in a statement posted to his website and Twitter.

Aldean also gave a shout out his friends and fans for their support.
"I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped us get through this tough time."

Here's his Instagram post:

Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Fear, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas

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