Dozens Hospitalized for Drug, Alcohol Use at Avicii Concert
Dozens of teens and young adults were hospitalized after an Avicii concert in Boston Wednesday night, with officials blaming drug and alcohol use and hot conditions inside the arena. Most of the 36 people who were taken to the hospital were minors, Molly Line reported this morning on America's Newsroom.
Boston EMS Deputy Superintendent Mike Bosse told the Boston Herald that 36 people were transported from the TD Garden arena to nearby hospitals by local and private ambulances, while another 50 were treated at the arena.
None of those hospitalized appeared to be suffering from life-threatening symptoms, Bosse said, adding that the ages of those transported were between 16 and 25.
Bosse added that many people attending the show appeared to have been intoxicated when they arrived. Bosse told the Associated Press that he had contacted the Boston Police Licensing Division, which cited the TD Garden for allowing the intoxicated concertgoers to enter.
Parents said outside the arena that EMTs spoke of a lot of drug use and overdoses.