Jason Aldean is taking a much needed break from performing this coming weekend. He was on stage when the shooting started at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and is very shaken by the tragedy.
The country superstar just announced he will not be performing his concerts scheduled for this weekend in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim, California.
"I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do," Jason shares. "It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends." He plans to return to the stage next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma but notes, "Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do - play our songs for them."
Read Jason's full message below.
Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Fear, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas