Kenny Chesney ‘devastated’ over fan’s death after concert in Denver

Country star Kenny Chesney said he was “devastated” after a fan died falling off an escalator after his concert at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.

The woman, who has yet to be identified, fell into the downstairs foyer just before 11 p.m. during Chesney’s final stop on Saturday’s “Here and Now” tour. The distance of the drop is currently unknown.

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 from the people of Denver last night – and to hear this is heartbreaking.”

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

A woman died after falling off an escalator after Kenny Chesney's concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.
A woman died after falling off an escalator after Kenny Chesney’s concert at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo.
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The woman’s identity will be released by the Office of the Medical Examiner, Denver police told The Post.

On Saturday, the Denver Police Department tweeted that they were “conducting an outside investigation into the death” at Empower Field.

“An adult female guest at Empower Field at Mile High sat on an escalator railing, fell down the hall below and died as a result of the injuries,” they said. said in a tweet.

“To my understanding there was none of that, it was just an accident, 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, released 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.

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

The accident comes just weeks after a fan plunged to his death from an escalator after The Weeknd’s opening show in Philadelphia on July 14.

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

After an investigation, police told the outlet that the man’s fall appears to have happened by accident.

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