The latest reported casualty from the Astroworld concert by Travis Scott, is 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who was trampled in the incident and suffered from life-threatening injuries. He went to the concert with his father, who was with him the entire time, as they tried to enjoy the show from the back, in order to avoid the wild rush at the front.
In an interview to ABC13 Houston, Ezra Blount’s father said, “I could tell that he was damaged. I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do … That’s my boy.” This was before news of Ezra’s death came out, and the family was still hopeful for a miraculous recovery.
Treston Blount, father of Ezra Blount, was with Ezra during the concert, as Ezra was sitting on his shoulder, enjoying the show. When things started getting out of hand, Treston went unconscious due to pressure and stampede in the crowd, and Ezra fell from his shoulder, that was when he got trampled.
“The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking.” Attorney for Ezra Blount Family said in a statement.
The family also filed for a lawsuit against Scott and management at the concert as the attorney added in the statement, “We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”
In a tweet meant to inform people, Ben Crump Law shared, “@AttorneyCrump and co-counsels Alex & Bob Hilliard have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the father of E.B., a 9-year-old child who was trampled and catastrophically injured at the Astroworld Festival.”
The previous youngest person from the deceased was John Hilgert, 14, followed by 8 more people between the ages of 16-27. Ezra’s aunt took to Instagram to share her sorrow about his injuries earlier as well writing, “This is My handsome nephew Ezra blount but he’s more than that hes royalty hes strong he’s talented hes optimistic witty caring kind powerful bold outgoing he loves to sing and dance he is a big cousin a big brother a grandson a son a student a classmate a friend A KID we want our king back.”