Kenny Chesney is ‘devastated’ over the death of a woman following Denver concert: ‘Life is precious’

Country star Kenny Chesney is mourning the loss of a female fan, who passed away after his concert at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

Following the news that a woman plunged to her death after falling off an escalator at the stadium, the Don’t Blink singer, 54, expressed his sorrow over the tragedy.

‘I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show. There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking,’ he said in a statement to The Denver Post on Sunday.

Tragic: Kenny Chesney is mourning the loss of a female fan, who died after falling from an escalator at his concert at the Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado; seen in 2022

The Come Over hitmaker continued: ‘Life is precious. Sharing music brings us together and that love we share makes us so much more. For the lady who came to share that love, there are no words.’

‘For her friends and family’s loss, I grieve with them and for them,’ concluded the six-time Grammy nominee.

The accident occurred at around 10:52 p.m., after the concert. The concertgoer, who has yet to be identified, fell to the concourse below. The distance of the drop remains unknown. 

Mourning: Following the news that a woman plunged to her death after falling off an escalator at the stadium, the country singer, 54, expressed his sorrow over the tragedy (pictured in 2016)

Mourning: Following the news that a woman plunged to her death after falling off an escalator at the stadium, the country singer, 54, expressed his sorrow over the tragedy (pictured in 2016)

Denver Police reported the incident as an ‘accidental death,’ denying suggestions that the woman was pushed or shoved before the fall.

‘To my understanding, there was none of that, it was just an accidental fall, I don’t think anyone pushed her or anything like that,’ police spokesman, Nate Magee, told The Denver Post.

In a statement shared with the Denver Post later on Sunday, Chesney said: ‘I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show. There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking. Life is precious.

The tragedy struck at Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. Pictured: concertgoers at the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday night

The tragedy struck at Empower Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos. Pictured: concertgoers at the Kenny Chesney concert on Saturday night

Denver Police suggested the woman's fall was an accident, denying suggestions she was pushed off from the escalator's railing

Denver Police suggested the woman’s fall was an accident, denying suggestions she was pushed off from the escalator’s railing

The Kenny Chesney concert first started at 4 p.m. on Saturday — an hour before its initial start time (5 p.m.).

The victim’s autopsy has yet to be released, as of Monday morning. Denver Police tweeted ‘if circumstances are deemed suspicious, we will update information on this thread.’

Last month, a Philadelphia man plunged 40 feet to his death after he apparently lost his balance and toppled over an escalator rail he was sitting on while watching The Weeknd’s tour-opening concert.

Stadium Management Company LLC, which oversaw the venue's security, shared a statement after the woman's death was made public, sharing that 'there is nothing more important the safety of our guests'

Stadium Management Company LLC, which oversaw the venue’s security, shared a statement after the woman’s death was made public, sharing that ‘there is nothing more important the safety of our guests’

Hugo Sanchez, 32, suffered head trauma from the fall on July 14 and was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The tragic fall happened just before 11 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field – The Weeknd’s first stop on his North American tour.

Philadelphia Police told DailyMail.com that his fall appears to have been accidental, with ‘no foul play suspected.’

The Weeknd, who posted a thank you to Philadelphia for helping to ring in the tour, went on to perform in New York and Boston.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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