(CNN) — Drake is talking for the first time since the Astroworld Festival in Houston which resulted in the deaths of eight concertgoers.
He took to Instagram and wrote, “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy. I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief, but this is where I find myself,” he wrote.READ MORE: Delta Air Lines to 'strategically decrease' flights this summer
“My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering. I will continue to pray for all of them and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all.”
Drake had performed at the festival on Friday, which over 50,000 fans attended.READ MORE: Musicians cancel performances at upcoming NRA convention
Travis Scott, the music festival’s founder, said on Monday that he will cover all funeral costs for the eight victims who died. Separately, organizers of Astroworld will provide a full refund to all ticketholders — both those who attended Friday and those who held tickets for Saturday’s canceled events.
Plenty individuals who were injured at the event are still in the hospital, including a 9-year-old boy who is currently in a medically-induced coma, his family says.MORE NEWS: Apple stores file papers to unionize, including 1 in Atlanta
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