Billboard-nominated Top Country Artist Of The Year Jason Aldean has returned to Las Vegas, just one week after a crazed gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. During the attack that killed 58 innocent country music-loving festival attendees and injured more than 500, Aldean was rushed off of the headlining stage as the scene erupted into a haze of chaos and panic.
Aldean and his wife Brittany were greeted by the somber sight of the city’s famous strip lights dimmed out of respect for the victims.
The night before their arrival, Aldean was on stage for the cold open of the show “Saturday Night Live” where he addressed the horrific attack.
“This week, we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” he said. Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal, but you can be sure that we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit — it’s unbreakable.”
Following their arrival, Aldean’s wife posted this moving image to her Instagram page, showing the couple facing the Mandalay Bay hotel where the shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor on the nearly 22,000 music fans below.
In her post, Aldean’s wife praised the strength of the survivors and the difficult process of overcoming the traumatic event. In that same spirit, the couple then traveled to the nearby University Medical Center of Southern Nevada to visit with wounded survivors of the shooting.
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With a picture of Aldean in front of the trauma entrance, the medical center captioned that the star “helped heal hearts and cheer those who were wounded in this tragedy.”