Keith Urban has finally made a statement about the terrible events that took place during his concert in Massachusetts last weekend. Earlier this week it was reported that the Xfinity Center was sealed off in an attempt to catch an alleged rapist.
An 18 year old man is accused of raping a 17 year old girl on the lawn of the Xfinity Center where Keith Urban was performing in concert. When the accusations were first made public, all was silent in the Keith Urban camp, but now, the country singer is speaking out.
In a statement released on his website on Thursday, Keith Urban stated:
“My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows.” – Keith
Of course, Keith Urban is correct. A country music concert should be a place for people to have fun, to sing along, to dance, to let the lyrics of his songs flow over them and stir up the emotions that are unique to their own memories. But, when something like this alleged crime happens, it puts everyone on edge. Parents may be more wary of letting their teens attend concerts without adult supervision. Other fans may be on guard, wondering if they should or shouldn’t get involved when something suspicious is happening.
That was the case on Saturday night. Fans noticed the man and teen girl on the lawn and while some cruel onlookers found it more important to take video of the couple’s sexual intercourse, there were others who began to wonder if something more was going on. The Sun Chronicle reported that one woman asked the teen girl if she was a willing partner and when the girl answered that she wasn’t, the woman reportedly pulled the man off of her and sought help.
The man then disappeared into the crowd, prompting police to seal the exits of the venue until he was found.