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Kenny Chesney ‘devastated’ over woman’s death after Denver concert: ‘Life is precious’

Kenny Chesney on stage during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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Kenny Chesney’s concert in Denver over the weekend ended in tragedy when a female fan died after falling off an escalator.

The 54-year-old country star shared his condolences to the victim’s family in a statement Denver Post on Sunday.

“I was devastated to learn of someone losing me after my show. There was so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night – and it’s heartbreaking to hear that,” he said . “Life is precious. Sharing music brings us together and the love we share makes us even greater. There are no words for the woman who came to share that love. Her friends And for the loss of the family, I mourn with them and for them.”

Chesney’s concert is on. On Sunday, the event was held at Empower Field located at Mile High Stadium in the city.

In an alert posted in the early hours of July 31 TwitterThe Denver Police Department said they were “investigating the death outside” at the stadium address. a police update Later that afternoon it was discovered that an adult woman at the venue had “sit on the escalator railing, fell to the bottom, and died as a result of the injuries.”

Police said the incident is being investigated as an accidental death. The victims’ names, ages and cause of death have not yet been released, and will be released by the Denver office of the medical examiner, officials told PEOPLE.

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Kenny Chesney performs in concert at Gillette Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Foxboro, MA

Kenny Chesney performing at Gillette Stadium in 2018 via Matthew J. Lee / The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The stadium, which is the home venue of the Denver Broncos football team, shared a police update on Twitter along with a statement about the accident.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the woman involved in the tragic incident at the end of Saturday’s concert at Empower Field in Mile High,” the statement said.

Stadium officials say they are in touch with the police as they investigate “this unfortunate situation”.

Police spokesman Nate Magee said Denver Post On Sunday he did not know whether alcohol was involved in the crash that happened at around 10:52 pm on Saturday, but said he did not believe the woman was pushed. He also said that he did not know how far she fell or whether she was brought to the hospital.

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Chesney’s Here and Now 2022 Stadium Tour continues on August 6 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It is currently scheduled to end on August 27 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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