Words by Corey Copeland
When Kyle Green left his home on April 30 to attend Travis Scott’s show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan, NY, he never imagined he would return home paralyzed. After sustaining a horrific injury during the show he now uses a wheelchair to get around.
The New York Post reports that Scott was encouraged by concert goers to leap from the balcony into the sea of electrified fans below . However, noone expected the events that followed the leap.
Green says he was pushed over by fans who rushed to the balcony. Plummeting into the ground below, his body couldn’t bear the brunt of the fall. Resulting in a fractured vertebrae, a broken left wrist and fractured right ankle. After multiple surgeries he remains paralyzed on the left side of his body.
“I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up,” he recounted. “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage,” he told the New York Post.
Instead of receiving immediate medical attention, Scott commanded the injured man be brought to the stage where received a diamond ring as a token of sympathy.
“Yo, pick him up! Pick his ass up! Take this ring! Pick him up, man!” Scott can be heard yelling on cellphone footage from the show as he leans over Kyle Green.
“They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything, they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around,” said Green.
He has now filed a lawsuit with the Manhattan Supreme Court against Travis Scott as well as the Bowery Presents (the venue operator) for injuries he suffered. He claims security and venue staff should have known the “Goosebumps” MC “incited mayhem and chaos at prior events.” Citing an incident which occurred during an Arkansas concert. The Grammy nominated MC plead not guilty in May.
Following the Terminal 5 performance, Travis Scott issued the following statement:
The safety of everyone is held in the highest regard and we are currently conducting an internal investigation to ensure that this does not happen again. We are deeply concerned about the guest who was injured and intend to offer him our support.