LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Authorities in Hollywood say that multiple people suffered injuries in a crowd press during a promotional event for the rapper Phora.
According to the Associated Press, emergency responders treated 10 people for injuries sustained during the event, which occurred on Monday evening outside the Hollywood & Highland shopping center, where Phora was conducting a meet and greet.
While the AP reported that the injuries were sustained during a possible stampede, some witnesses told a different story. Fans told KABC-TV that while there was pushing and shoving in the crowd, some people suffered from hyperventilation and passed out amid the throng.
“Basically he came out and got on top of a car and everybody just came out and had like a mosh pit or something. Everybody went crazy. I saw three people just pass out,” one fan told KABC.
The Los Angeles Fire Department says 10 teenagers and young adults were treated for injuries at the event, and of those 10, eight were transported to area hospitals. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening, the AP reported.
Police cleared the crowd. No arrests were made.
Phora later apologized to his fans, and later, speaking to a local news outlet about the event, he said: “I’m so sorry. I personally took someone to the hospital myself. It’s super hectic out here tonight. I appreciate the fans, I appreciate the love.”
Phora, whose real name is Marco Archer, scored a hit last year with his debut album Yours Truly Forever. He’s also the owner and founder of Yours Truly, a record label and clothing line.
— Jabari Barrett (@Jab_Noles) October 9, 2018