Fans were hospitalized after a severe hailstorm during a Louis Tomlinson concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, according to Fox News. Around 100 people reportedly needed some kind of medical attention. Seven people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening while the others were treated at the scene.
West Metro Fire specified that the injuries sustained included cuts and broken bones. Those attending the concert uploaded videos of the situation, with one user writing that it was the “scariest night of my life,” adding that she and her sister found shelter under a sign. She also wrote that she was bleeding and had bumps on her head. In the video, people can be heard screaming as they are pelted with hailstones.
One concertgoer shared a video while taking cover under a tree. Another individual posted a picture of their arm covered in red marks caused by hailstones. They mentioned being unable to reach their car and being denied entry to Red Rocks for shelter. Instead, they recounted how concession workers recorded them, laughed, and made the situation worse as they sobbed and had a panic attack.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater responded to the post, requesting more details about the incident. They also stated that they are in the process of gathering additional information regarding the behavior of their staff. However, some concert attendees find this response unsatisfactory, believing that the lack of information implies that no one will be held responsible.
Tomlinson, the former One Direction member, expressed his wishes to his fans in a statement posted to Twitter. He expressed gratitude towards the first responders who tirelessly provided care to those in need and acknowledged the devastating impact of the storm on numerous individuals. He also mentioned that he working on rescheduling dates.