Kenny Chesney ‘devastated’ by death of fan after Denver concert

Country star Kenny Chesney said he is “devastated” after a fan fell to his death on an escalator after his concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, fell into the lobby just before 11 pm during Chesney’s last stop on the “Here and Now” tour on Saturday. The distance of the fall is unknown at this time.

The incident is being investigated as an accidental death, the Denver Police Department confirmed to The Post.

“I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show,” the “American Kids” hitmaker told The Denver Post in a statement. “There was so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night, and hearing this is heartbreaking.”

“Life is precious. Sharing music unites us and that love we share makes us much more. For the lady who came to share that love, there are no words. For the loss of her friends and family, I cry with them and for them.”

A woman has died after falling from an escalator after a Kenny Chesney concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
A woman has died after falling from an escalator after a Kenny Chesney concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
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The woman’s identity will be released by the Office of the Medical Examiner, the Denver Police Department told The Post.

On Saturday, Denver police tweeted that they were “conducting an external death investigation” at Empower Field.

“An adult female guest at Empower Field at Mile High was sitting on the railing of an escalator, fell into the lobby below and died as a result of her injuries,” they said. he said in a tweet.

“As far as I understand, there was nothing like that, it was just an accidental fall, I don’t think anyone pushed her or anything like that,” police spokesman Nate Magee told the outlet.

Empower Field at Mile High, where Chesney performed, issued a statement on Twitter after the tragedy.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman involved in the tragic incident that occurred at the end of Saturday’s concert at Empower Field at Mile High,” the statement read.

“There is nothing more important than the safety of our guests, and Stadium Management Company is in communication with the Denver Police Department as they investigate this unfortunate situation.”

The accident comes just weeks after a fan was killed from an escalator after The Weeknd’s tour opening show in Philadelphia on July 14.

The concertgoer suffered head trauma after falling about 40 feet at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed to The Post.

Following an investigation, police told the outlet that the man’s fall appears to have been accidental.

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