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SZA stops concert for unconscious fan in wake of Travis Scott Astroworld tragedy

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SZA performs during the Astroworld Festival on November 5, 2021; Goldring/WireImage

In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, SZA is doing her part to make sure fans are safe while attending her shows.

When the Oscar and Grammy nominee performed Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah, she stopped her concert to check on a fan that had fainted in the crowd.

In a video from the show, which has since been shared on TikTok, the “All the Stars” singer, who performed at the Astroworld Festival, notes that while concertgoers passing out during shows is common, she asserts that dying is not.

“Yes, I have played concerts where people have passed out before,” she said, stopping to get some water from onstage into the crowd. She then spoke about Astroworld, saying: “And it’s like, somebody said, ‘People pass out all the time, blah, blah, blah.’ But people don’t die at concerts all the time,” she continued. “None of us should ever, like, don’t ever forget that.”

“Some things end up shifting and shaping the way you do s**t forever. And that’s a good thing,” SZA added, and thanked her fans for being patient.

Following the Astroworld festival, which has left 10 dead and hundreds injured, SZA, born Solani Imani Rowetweeted, “Speechless about last night I’m actually in shock n don’t even know what to say .. just praying for everyone in Houston especially the families of those that lost their lives.”

More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against Travis Scott, who headlined and organized the Astroworld Festival, and its promoter, Live Nation, according to the New York Post.

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