Red Rocks hailstorm knocks out fans and leaves hundreds injured

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Hailstorm in the Red Rocks

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Photo credit: Red Rocks Park & ​​Amphitheatre

A severe hailstorm injured hundreds of concert-goers at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado during Louis Tomlinson’s performance. Here’s the latest.

On June 21, severe thunderstorms swept across Colorado, dropping enough hail to fracture bones. About 80-90 people were treated for their injuries at the scene, some of whom called 911 for help. Seven people were hospitalized with severe cuts and broken bones as a result of the hailstorm. Videos of the incident posted on social media show people screaming and desperately trying to find shelter from the hail that blankets the venue like snow. Centimetre-sized hailstones fell on the venue in the seating area.

Just before Louis Tomlinson was due to take the stage, the heavens opened, delaying the performance twice. Ultimately, it was rescheduled around 10:30 p.m. Red Rocks Park issued a statement about the storm. “We would like to take a moment to acknowledge last night’s severe weather at Red Rocks and to extend our sincere best wishes to everyone affected by last night’s storms across Colorado,” the statement read begins.

“We hope to see Louis Tomlinson and his fans back under the clear Colorado skies soon – we know this should be a special night and many of you have come long distances to be here, making decisions about postponement or cancellation of shows even more difficult.” .”

“We’re just chatting with Mother Nature about this Red Rocks weather business. Between a windswept wildfire on opening night, snow showers, torrential rain and hail, it’s been a crazy six weeks in the foothills,” the statement concluded.

Louis Tomlinson also took to social media to comfort his fans about the cancellation. “I’m devastated by the show tonight, I hope everyone’s okay, I’ll be back!” Even though we didn’t play the show, I felt all your passion! I send you all love!” The opinion from the artist on Twitter says.