American Idol judge and country star, Keith Urban, had remained silent as details began to emerge in the wake of his Saturday concert at the XFinity Center in Mansfield MA.
First, it was reported that a drunk and rowdy crowd resulted in dozens of arrests, compelling the local police to call reinforcements in from neighboring towns to manage the chaos.
Then, on Wednesday, news broke that an 18 year old man allegedly raped a 17 year old girl on the concert shed’s lawn area, as onlookers took photos and videos. Mercifully, a concerned female concert goer intervened, pulling the man off his alleged victim. The police had to use eyewitness accounts to track the man down before they arrested him.
Now, Keith posted a brief message on his website today concerning the weekend’s unfortunate events.
My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows.
It’s not his fault, but he must feel awful nonetheless.