Update from Elliott’s tweets:
Sos sos..operation remove is in full effect!…I need all media outlets 2 reach out…can I fly back hom w u!!…I am runnin out of insulin!!
need 2 get home asap!…flight may not resume til fri…they want us 2 drive 10 hrs 2 mendoza thru the colassal andes mountains, single lane
we were sppsd to fly out wed…now the airlines r saying friday…the tavel scenario is only getting worse as far as gettn flights
appreciate everyones suggestions to go elswhere to fly out…but i am stayin put…i am only 25 mins from santiago airport, & the safest here
EEP! The insulin situation is scary!
Ryan Seacrest interviewed Elliott Yamin this morning on his KIIS LA radio show. As most of you know, Elliott was sitting in his hotel room chatting with fans (dissing the festival–oops) on twitter, after finishing a performance at a music festival in Vina Del Mar Chile Friday night, when an 8.8 earthquake rocked the country.
Afterward, shaken and terrified for his life, Elliott began twittering on-the-spot updates that were picked up by many major news outlets.
Elliott describes the confusion right after the quake hit (lots of conflicting instructions, particularly about the possibility of Tsumami). Elliott arrived in Chile straight from his trip to Angola for IGB with Kara DioGuardi, and says, “It’s been a hell of a ride.”
American Airlines flights will begin on Wednesday, and Elliott is pretty sure (but not positive) he’ll be able to get on one of those flights. He has been unable to get through to the American Embassy.
Elliott is just happy to be alive, and looking forward to coming back home. Check out Elliott’s tweets HERE.