A young fan has died after falling ill at a Bring Me The Horizon show in London, the band and venue have both confirmed.
Ali Mills was attending the Bring Me The Horizon show at the Alexandra Palace venue in London on November 30th; the last show on a short UK tour in support of the group’s upcoming sixth studio album Amo.
Emergency services were called to the venue at around 10pm after Mills reported feeling ill. Despite first responders arriving within 3 minutes of the call for help being placed, and despite resuscitation efforts being made, Mills died at the scene.
Both the band and Alexandra Palace took to social media to express their shock at the incident, which was reportedly caused by a medical issue. The venue claims it was not caused by any shortcomings in security.
Words cannot express how horrified we are feeling this evening after hearing about the death of a young man at our show last night. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones at this terrible time. We will comment further in due course.
— Bring Me The Horizon (@bmthofficial) December 1, 2018
Following the above statement, we would like to clarify that this was a tragic medical incident and unrelated to the extensive security measures in place. However, we feel we must address inaccurate information. There were over 150 security personnel on site for the concert.
— Alexandra Palace (@Yourallypally) December 2, 2018
Alexandra Palace officials further clarified their security policies following criticism on social media after the incident.
In a statement made to media, the venue asserted that “Alexandra Palace has an experienced events team with security and full medical team stationed throughout the site. We work closely with our local authority, licensing and the emergency services to ensure that regulations and requirements relating to the planning of an event are always executed to a high standard.”
A cause of death has not been confirmed at the time of writing.
Bring Me The Horizon are scheduled to tour Australia in April, beginning on the 10th in Brisbane.Source: UK Mirror
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