“NUTSO” KEITH URBAN CONCERT -- 22 HOSPITALIZED, 50 IN CUSTODY
Out of Control KEITH URBAN concert sends 22 Urban-heads to the ER and 50 more in police custody!
After a country music concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass on the outskirts of Boston, that superstar Keith Urban himself called “nutso”.
“Alcohol-related issues” sent 22 fans to the hospital and 50 into protective custody and several more are headed to court, The Boston Herald reported
Mansfield Police Chief Ron Sellon and Fire Chief Neil Boldrighini issued a joint statement saying, “Last evening’s Keith Urban concert was not anticipated to present with the volume of issues handled, but measures were in place to provide appropriate and adequate care and protection to all patrons. As a result, although there was a higher than expected volume, appropriate care was available through the expandable model.”
In addition to an endless parade of ambulances, law enforcement and fire depart officials said a half-dozen police and fire departments responded to the arena as fans of Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up Tour” fell ill, passed out and injured themselves. There were more than 18,00 people at the concert.
“In total, Fire and EMS attended to 46 medicals resulting in 22 transports mostly alcohol-related,” Sellon and Boldrighini said.
“The large number of medicals in a shortened time of approximately three hours caused the activation of a phase one EMS plan utilizing ambulances from five mutual aid communities. Police dealt with a steady stream of intoxicated persons as well, resulting in over 50 people being taken into protective custody and a number of others arrested for alcohol-related issues.”
Urban wasn’t unaware that things were getting out of hand, tweeting a video message immediately after the show at @KeithUrban singing the Bee Gees hit “Massachusetts.”
“What a great night tonight. It was killer. Gosh, up on the lawn tonight, that was nutso. It was so cool,” the Australian told his fans.
“Anyway, if you came tonight, thank you very much for giving us all the love and energy. Boston Strong, I love you. Night-night.”