The father of a 9-year-old on life support following Astroworld Festival says 'I'm not ready to lose my boy'
- The father of a 9-year-old on life support following the
AstroworldFestival said he's "not ready to lose" his son.
- "We still got a bunch of living to do," Treston Blount said, according to KTRK-TV.
The father of a 9-year-old boy on life support following
Blount told KTRK-TV that his son "was so stoked" to attend the concert. During the event, the two reportedly stood towards the back of the crowd, and Blount held his son on his shoulders.
But Blount told the
"My son had Ezra on his shoulders at the concert, and my son couldn't breathe because of all the pressure that was being applied to him, and he passed out," the child's grandfather previously told KTRK-TV. "And when he passed out, Ezra fell into the crowd. He was trampled really bad."
When Blount woke up at the festival, his son had already been transported to the hospital, KTRK-TV reported, adding that he was informed that his son was suffering severe damage to major organs when he arrived.
"I could tell that he was damaged," Blount told the outlet. "I'm not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do... that's my boy."
A GoFundMe created by Blount has raised over $60,000 at the time of publication. National civil rights attorney Ben Crump is representing the family and is filing lawsuits on behalf of more than 100 Astroworld victims.
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