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9-Year-Old Astroworld Victim Ezra Blount On Life Support, His Dad Says He’s ‘Not Ready To Lose My Boy’

Ezra Blount is currently on life support. And now, the 9-year-old’s father is speaking out for the first time since he was critically injured at the Astroworld Festival last week.

Treston Blount recounted the events leading up to his son’s life-threatening injuries, which has left the boy in a medically induced coma.

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“He was stoked. He was ready to go,” Blount shared in a recent interview. “When I found out that he was a big fan [of Travis Scott], I was like, “Oh yeah, we gotta go, we gotta go see Travis live.”

Treston revealed how both he and Ezra arrived at the festival and went out of their way to stand further back in the crowd and away from the stage.

“We was in the back, way in the back, and I figured, ‘Okay, this is cool,’ ’cause the front can get a little wild,” Treston said.

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But when the concert crowd began to surge, Treston passed out from the pressure of the crowd. Ezra, who was sitting on his father’s shoulders, promptly fell and was trampled. Once Treston regained consciousness, Ezra had already been taken to the hospital as his major organs had been damaged and he had brain swelling.

“I could tell that he was damaged,” Treston said. “I’m not ready to lose my boy at all. We still got a bunch of living to do … That’s my boy.”

Ezra’s family filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Travis Scott, 30, and others alleging their “grossly negligent conduct” contributed to the child’s life-threatening injuries.

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The complaint stated how Ezra was “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death” at the Astroworld festival.

“To his young, growing body, these injuries will have life-long effects, impairing his quality of life and ability to grow and thrive as he would have had he not been subjected to this incident,” according to the complaint.

The suit “alleges negligence in a great number of aspects, including crowd control, failure to provide proper medical attention, hiring, training, supervision and retention,” according to a press release issued by personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels Alex and Bob Hilliard, who filed the suit on behalf of the family.

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