At least 42 fans injured at Snoop Dogg/Wiz Khalifa show
At least 42 fans were injured during Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa’s Friday night show at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J., after a 3-foot-high railing near the stage collapsed, according to multiple news reports.
The two hip-hop stars were performing as part of their national “Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour,” which includes an Aug. 27 San Diego date at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. At least 15 of the injured were taken to area hospitals and one of them is in critical but stable condition, according to a Camden police spokesman
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa were doing a duet sometime after 10 p.m. at BB&T Pavilion when the railing collapsed, causing fans to tumble several feet from the lawn area at the rear of the venue onto concrete below.
The incident took place while the two performers were on a secondary stage near the rear of the amphitheater and only moments after the two rappers had urged fans to “get up.” The collapse of the railing apparently was caused by a surge of fans moving forward to get a better view, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Security crew members began to help the injured and Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa were escorted away. An announcer advised the audience to remain calm. The rest of the concert was canceled.
As of this writing, neither performer has commented about the incident on their respective Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts.
The “Merry Jane Presents Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa: The High Road Tour” began July 20 in Florida and concludes Sept. 2 in Washington.
Snoop Dogg’s most recent San Diego performance was a post-game June 8 show as DJ Snoopadelic at Petco Park’s Park at the Park. He also threw out the first pitch at that day’s Padres/Braves game. His throw was so wide of the plate that it inspired the Union-Tribune headline story “Snoop Dogg throws out ‘abysmal’ first pitch at Padres game”