Who is Kyle Green? Chaos at 2017 Travis Scott concert left man paralyzed forever
Kyle Green, a man who was allegedly pushed from a third-floor balcony at a Travis Scott concert four years ago, said that he was “devastated” to hear eight people were killed at the rapper’s Astroworld show on November 5 in Houston. In 2017, Green, 27, was injured at Scott’s April 30 concert at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. The fall left Green paralyzed.
At least eight people died and several others injured when chaos broke out at Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday night, November 5. Video footage of the festival are being widely circulated on social media, showing a stampede of fans breaking through a fence. The videos also show people attending the festival dancing on ambulances.
At the concert four years ago, Scott was seen encouraging a different fan to drop down from the second-floor balcony into the crowd below him. “I see you, but are you gonna do it?” the rapper was seen telling the fan who had climed over the railing. “They gonna catch you. Don’t be scared. Don’t be scared!”
Green said that he was forced over the edge of a railing at the 2017 concert. A lawsuit filed six months later in 2017 claimed that Green broke several bones including the vertebrae as a result of the accident. He was then hauled off the floor by show staff “without a cervical collar, backboard and other safety precautions.”
“Security picked him up like a sack of potatoes and carried him toward the front. Travis offered him his ring. Then they finally carried him out. Unfortunately, he was paralyzed,” Green’s lawyer Howard Hershenhorn said. The case is pending at present. Hershenhorn said that Green “can actually walk now, but with significant, significant disability. He’s partially paralyzed still.”
Learning about the November 5 tragedy, Green's lawyer told Rolling Stone that Green was "devastated and heartbroken". "He’s even more incensed by the fact that it could have been avoided had Travis learned his lesson in the past and changed his attitude about inciting people to behave in such a reckless manner,” Hershenhorn said.
After the stampede at the Astroworld festival, several witness accounts have come out describing the horror and helplessness they felt at the concert. One such attendee, who was an ICU nurse, has claimed that there was a lack of medics at the scene and teenagers were performing CPR on those who were injured. Among the several people who were heavily injured in the stampede was 10-year-old Thomas Drought, who was found on the floor of the concert with head injuries, as per sources.