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At least 14 fans were injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday after a storm and over the entrance to the venue
The concert took place in the Colosseum at the WinStar World Casino and Resort. According to Kym Koch Thompson a spokesman for the organization, officials began around 1
Per Thompson, "The storm hit and threw the concert entrance binders at 70 [to] 80 miles per hour of wind and heavy rain" at around 17:30. The spokesman said that 14 people were treated at the scene and then taken to local hospitals. Two of the injured concertgoers have already appeared.
Thompson said Love County forces, Lighthorse Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are already in place.
"We know that fans often suffer from bad weather for their favorite acts," said Thompson, "but this was an unusual event and our thoughts are with those who were injured during this storm."
Das Concert has since been postponed. Kevin Richardson tweeted the announcement on Saturday
"Update … unfortunately, due to the damage that occurred in the storm tonight, we can not perform the show tonight," he wrote. "Safety is always # 1. Keep your tickets because, Backstreet will be back!"
The Backstreet Boys official Twitter account also released an explanation.
"We got on a great show with the Backstreet Boys and 98 * for many months," added Thompson, noting that 98 Degrees was also planned. "While we were delighted to welcome them to the Coliseum at WinStar, the impact of the strong weather in the area has delayed the show to a later date, and our main concern is the safety of our guests, event staff and Artists For eventual inconvenience this may lead to ticket holders.We will inform the customers about the new date and time.The tickets for the show on August 18th will be honored to the new date. "
Before the Announcement Nick Carter wrote that the band "waited and prayed for our injured fans".
"If we can play, [we’re] ready to go," he tweeted. "But safety comes first."
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