By: Natalie Shomali, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Ezra Blount, a 9-year-old boy, was forced to fight for his life while being trampled during the chaos at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert last Friday.
Ezra attended the concert in Houston with his father, and was on his father’s shoulders as the crowd began to rush forwards.
The young boy was later separated from his father, and was found alone by his grandparents at the hospital. He was in a coma, and was announced by the doctors to have extreme organ damage and brain swelling.
Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, told GoFundMe that he began to be shoved by other concertgoers and could no longer breathe. He then passed out and dropped to the ground, bringing down Ezra with him. Ezra was then trampled by others in the audience.
“He’s a small, innocent child. He didn’t deserve it. He didn’t deserve it at all. He’s just coming into town to see one of his favorite artists and to be trampled like that and really left the hospital with no one knowing where he was. That’s heartbreaking,” Ezra’s grandfather Bernon Blount told KTRK-TV.
Ezra’s family is now filing a lawsuit against organizers of the concert, venue management, and the performers. This lawsuit is being filed by civil rights attorney Ben Crump, alleging carelessness towards crowd safety.
“This little boy is currently fighting for his life, and his parents will never know the same child they entered Astroworld with,” Crump told ABC News.