Swedish occult-rockers Ghost closed their show at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater at intermission last night after a fan suffered a medical emergency. While his name has not been released and his current status has not been confirmed, witnesses online are claiming the concertgoer has died.
The band released a statement via Twitter:
Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans. We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.
— Cardinal Copia (@thebandGHOST) June 1, 2018
A local CBS affiliate reports:
Ghost… was performing to a sold-out crowd when someone in the mosh pit dropped to the ground. The rest of the show was canceled and those in attendance were asked to leave the theater. A CBS 58 reporter who was at the concert says paramedics performed CPR for at least 15-20 minutes. Staff at the Riverside told fans the show was cut short because of a “terrible tragedy”.
Our hearts go out to the Ghost fan and his family. It’s a reminder to watch out for one another, especially at crowded, high-energy events.
Ghost is the brainchild of frontman Tobias Forge (whose long-held anonymity was exposed due to a lawsuit in 2017); the band is touring in support of their 4th album, Prequelle.