Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa Concert Accident: Fans Fall Several Feet During Live Performance
Snoop Dogg (real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.) and Wiz Khalifa's (real name Cameron Jibri Thomaz) New Jersey concert last Friday night turned grim after the railing of the concert venue collapsed.
According to authorities, during a live performance of the "Young, Wild & Free" singers, the railing of BB&T Pavilion collapsed, causing 42 concertgoers to tumble over the ledge, CNN has learned.
The accident took place at around 10:30 p.m., with attendee Christine Kinne capturing the terrifying incident that is obviously not for the faint of hearts.
Kinne shared the clip she recorded of the tragedy on her Twitter account (@cak2014) on Friday night as well.
In the clip, the excited fans could be seen enjoying their time at the concert when the railing collapses, causing them to fall around 10 feet onto the concrete below.
Immediately after the accident, medics treated the injured attendees, while 20 people were rushed to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, including one patient who was initially reported to be in a critical condition but quickly recovered, according to NBC News.
By Sunday afternoon, Camden announced that all the patients had been released.
Live Nation, which operates the concert venue, has announced that it did secure the railing prior the event, Yahoo! Music reported.
The company is already cooperating with the authorities and the structural engineers in identifying what really triggered the railing to collapse.
Camden spokesman Vincent Basara has said that a temporary railing has been placed as replacement to the one that broke, but the area is still guarded by security.
Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg took to Twitter to express his concern for his injured fans.
"Prayers out to my fans. Wishing u all a quick recover. Love," the 44-year-old rapper wrote.
It was reported earlier that the concert was immediately canceled after Dogg and Khalifa found out about the accident.
So this just happened at the snoop and wiz concert nj pic.twitter.com/YP2uFQJiy8
— christina kinne (@cak2014) August 6, 2016