Fans Hurt At Backstreet Boys Concert When Wall Collapsed

19 August, 2018, 12:30 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Reports of fans injured while waiting for Backstreet Boys	 	 	 			Courtesy of Sydney Stavinoha

According to Kym Koch Thompson, a spokesperson for the organization, officials started evacuating concertgoers from the outdoor venue around 5:00 p.m. after observing lightning within four miles from the casino.

At around 5:30 p.m., the strong storm that brought 70- to 80-mph winds and heavy rain knocked over the concert entrance trusses.

A concertgoer is loaded into an ambulance after being injured by a storm while waiting in line for a Backstreet Boys concert in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

"Hundreds of Backstreet Boys fans playing chicken with an Oklahoma storm right now".

14 people were injured in the incident and received care onsite before going to nearby hospitals, the statement said, adding that two individuals have since been released.

'Giant metal entrance structure, portable toilets, blew over.

At least 14 fans have been injured after a tent collapsed on them as they waited outside a Backstreet Boys concert.

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Additionally, a temporary structure was knocked down, injuring a number of fans prior to the show.

Richardson later said: "Severe weather, high winds and rain just passed thru here in Thackerville, OK".

He tweeted: 'Update... unfortunately, due to damage sustained in the storm earlier this evening, we are unable to perform the show tonight.

He has told them to hang on to their tickets because the band will be back. "Status of show TBD".

Howie D., left, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Central Park, Friday, in NY.

"We have been looking forward to a great show with the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees for many months", the statement said.

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