Two people linked to the Miami music festival, Ultra, have been hospitalised. Swedish DJ Avicii AKA Tim Bergling pulled out of the festival due to a ruptured appendix and gallbladder. Whilst Bergling is on the road to recovery, a security guard is in a "critical condition" in hospital after apparently being trampled by members of the public attempting to gain access to the festival without a ticket.
Ultra, the Miami music festival, has been the focus of reports following one performer's admittance into hospital. Unfortunately Avicii, the Swedish DJ in question, is not the only person associated with the festival to have been hospitalised.
Avicii was hospitalised in Miami on Friday (28th March) after experiencing stomach pain.
Sadly a private security guard is in a "critical condition" following an incident at one of the gates in which members of the public without a ticket attempted to gain access to the festival arena. 28-year-old Erika Mack was admitted to hospital with severe brain haemorrhaging after being trampled by a crowd clamouring for admittance to the event on Friday (28th March). Reports in the Miami Herald suggest Mack was last seen with, what appeared to be a broken leg, and blood coming out of her ears. Following the incident, which occurred at approximately 8pm yesterday evening, Mack was rushed to Jackson Memorial hospital.
It seems the event planners may be at fault as sources suggest this tragic incident could have been avoided by the festival organisers acquiring additional security fencing. The Miami police, mere hours before Mack was trampled, allegedly patrolled the perimeter of the festival in Bayfront Park and advised the organisers more security fencing was required. Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado, speaking to the Herald today (Saturday 29th March) is considering the future of the festival in Miami. Regalado claims the festival organisers "acted irresponsibly", adding "I think we should not have Ultra next year here. This incident should never have happened".
Avicii is not the only person connected with the Ultra Festival to be hospitalised.
Police sources are calling for eyewitnesses to come forward regarding Mack's injuries and the trampling. The festival is due to continue over the weekend with 160 000 people expected to attend over the three days.
Meanwhile, Tim Bergling AKA Avicii was hospitalised in Miami on Friday (28th March) after experiencing stomach pain. Bergling tweeted to keep his fans up to date, thanking them for their support after he announced he would not be able to play the Ultra Festival. Within the last hour, Bergling announced via Twitter he had "a ruptured appendix on top of my sick gallbladder", adding "both were removed during the operation". The Ultra festival organisers, according to The Huffington Post, released a statement wishing Bergling well but, so far, have remained silent on the tragic fate of the security guard.
Turns out i had a ruptured appendix on top of my sick gallbladder.both were removed during the operation pic.twitter.com/4VsSPrJEug— Tim Bergling (@Avicii) March 30, 2014