The Houston-born artist will also partner with BetterHelp to provide free mental health services to all those affected by the tragedy.
“Travis remains in active conversations with the city of Houston, law enforcement and local first responders to respectfully and appropriately connect with the individuals and families of those involved,” the statement reads. “These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process.”
Separately, organizers of Astroworld will provide a full refund to all ticketholders — both those who attended Friday and those who held tickets for Saturday’s canceled events, a source close to the situation told CNN Monday.
Scott’s partner, Kylie Jenner, was in attendance at the festival and also posted a statement to say that both she and Scott did not know what was happening in the crowd during the performance.
“I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing,” Jenner wrote.
Scott took the stage shortly after 9pm on Friday to perform to 50,000 attendees. Some of those concertgoers described the event as traumatizing, with many witnesses saying they saw lifeless bodies being trampled amid the chaos. The first reports of injuries began at 9:30pm, with Scott continuing to perform until a little after 10pm. He did stop performing at one point when an ambulance was seen driving into the crowd.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told CNN that the investigation is ongoing and is asking the community “to be considerate of the grieving families” and to “lift them up in prayer.”