Jason Aldean Releases Statement After Being on Stage During Las Vegas Shootings

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Just a few minutes after Jason Aldean took the stage during a routine festival performance, a gunman unleashed massive gunfire into a crowd of 22,000 fans, killing 59 and injuring more than 500.

After the show, Aldean let fans know he was safe, but didn’t say much. Hours later he posted to Instagram, sharing more thoughts on the events he watched unfold.


“Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truly don’t understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in.

At the end of the day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now,” he continued. “My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate!”

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Aldean is supposed to return to the stage this weekend in Los Angeles.

Lauren Cowling
Born and raised in the South, Lauren grew up going to football games with her family and eating overcooked steak. When not writing, Lauren enjoys reading biographies, searching for pictures of puppies on the internet and drinking Sprite.

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