A severe hailstorm injured hundreds of concertgoers at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado during Louis Tomlinson’s performance. Here’s the latest.
Severe thunderstorms moved across Colorado on June 21, dropping enough hail to cause broken bones. Around 80-90 people were treated for injuries at the venue, some of whom called 911 for help. Seven people were hospitalized due to the hailstorm with severe cuts and broken bones. Videos of the incident posted to social media show people screaming and frantically trying to find cover from the hail blanketing the venue like snow. Several inches of hail fell onto the venue in the seating area.
The sky opened just before Louis Tomlinson was scheduled to take the stage, delaying the performance twice. It was ultimately postponed around 10:30 pm. Red Rocks Park issued a statement about the severe weather. “We want to take a moment to acknowledge the severe weather event at Red Rocks last night and offer our sincere best wishes to everyone affected by last night’s storms across Colorado,” the statement begins.
“We hope to see Louis Tomlinson and his fans back soon under clear Colorado skies—we know this was supposed to be a special night and many of you traveled long distances to be here, which makes decisions regarding the postponement or cancellation of shows even harder.”
“We’re having a little talk with Mother Nature about this weather business at Red Rocks. Between a wind-whipped opening night wildfire, snow showers, torrential rains and hail, it’s been a crazy six weeks in the foothills,” the statement concludes.”
Louis Tomlinson also took to social media to console his fans about the cancellation. “Devastated about the show tonight, hope everyone’s OK, I’ll be back! Even though we didn’t play the show I felt all of your passion! Sending you all love!” the statement from the artist on Twitter reads.