A father is in agony after his 9-year-old son had to be put into an induced coma after being trampled by the crowd at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival last week.

“I’m not ready to lose my boy at all,” Treston Blount, dad to Ezra Blount, told reporters, per ABC 13 Houston. “We still got a bunch of living to do. … That’s my boy.”

Ezra Blount (right) and Treston Blount (left), pose outside of the Astroworld music festival.
Taylor Blount, via AP

Ezra was one of many attendees injured in a crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the Houston festival on Nov. 5. Due to the dense crowd, many people were pushed towards the stage. Some fell, suffered from dehydration, and were even trampled. Nine people died.

Blount had lifted his son, who had been “stoked” about the show, onto his shoulders to keep him out of the crowd. Both of them were eventually knocked to the ground by the crush.

Ezra’s grandfather, Bernon Blount, previously told reporters, “My son couldn’t breathe because of all the pressure that was being applied to him, and he passed out. And when he passed out, Ezra fell into the crowd.”

Treston Blount claimed that when Treston Blount was able to regain consciousness, his son was not by his side. He searched for his son in vain and found him in hospital.

At a press conference, Benjamin Crump (an attorney who has filed 98 civil lawsuits related to the Astroworld incident), described his father’s ordeal.

“Nobody should ever die from going to a concert,” Crump said. “In the future, safety must be paramount.”

Source: HuffPost.com.

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