Kenny Chesney ‘devastated’ after fan dies at his concert in Denver

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Country music star Kenny Chesney is mourning the death of a fan whom police say fell from an escalator at his concert in Denver on Saturday.

The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. local time when the woman sat on the railing of an escalator at Empower Field and fell, police said, according to the Denver Post.

“I was devastated to learn of the loss of someone after our show,” Chesney, 54, told the newspaper in a statement, calling her death “heartbreaking.”

“Life is precious. Sharing music brings us together and that love we share makes us so much more,” the singer said. “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.”

Denver Police spokesman Nate Magee said the fall appeared to be an accident, not the result of the woman being pushed, according to the Denver Post. He also said he didn’t know how far she fell or whether alcohol was a factor.

The fall happened at the end of the concert, Empower Field said.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the woman involved in the tragic incident,” the venue said in a statement.

Chesney, a six-time Grammy nominee, is in the middle of his “Here and Now” tour.

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