Thursday, June 26, 2014
(Boston, MA) -- Swedish DJ Avicii says his thoughts are with more than 50 people treated for dehydration, alcohol, and drug use at his concert in Boston on Wednesday. According to "The Boston Globe," 36 concert-goers were transported from the gig at TD Garden to local hospitals with minor, non-life-threatening symptoms. Michael Bosse, deputy superintendent for Boston EMS, said the majority of those treated were between the ages of 16 and 25. Bosse added that many people arrived at the venue intoxicated. Avicii -- whose real name is Tim Bergling -- said on Twitter that he heard the "awful news" after the concert, and called it a "terrible thing."
Last month, 29 people at an Avicii concert in Toronto were hospitalized for drug- and alcohol-related illnesses. The DJ's "True" tour is scheduled to continue on Friday with a stop in Uncasville, Connecticut.
This concert fan says she was told by emergency medical workers that some of the victims may have overdosed on drugs.