Bring Me The Horizon, the five-piece rock band from Sheffield, have said they were “horrified” to learn a young man had died at their gig in London.
BMTH played at London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday night and eyewitnesses claim a man named “Ali” was carried out of the crowd at the 10,000-capacity venue by security and wasimmediately treated by paramedics, but the attendee was pronounced dead at the scene.
The venue wrote on Twitter the next day: “A medical incident occurred at last night’s Bring Me The Horizon concert. Our thoughts and condolences are with the individual’s family and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them. We hope you can appreciate we cannot provide any further comment at this time.”
On Sunday, Alexandra Palace made another statement to stop speculation about security after online comments raised questions about security arrangements on the night: “Following the statement made last night, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place at all of or our events. However, we feel we must address the inaccurate information quoted on social media. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard.”
Bring Me the Horizon posted a message of condolence on their Twitter page after the London Ambulance Service confirmed that a patient had died at the scene: “Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.”
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