The Backstreet Boys were scheduled to perform with 98 Degrees yesterday at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, between Oklahoma City and Dallas but the show was cancelled due to weather.
Concertgoers were asked to leave the area after there were reports of severe weather and lightning. “All patrons in the area were asked to move and to seek shelter from the storm,” the statement read. “However, about 150 patrons who were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert did not heed staff’s warnings.”
Severe rain and strong winds which “knocked over the concert entrance trusses.” Fourteen people were injured and received care onsite before going to nearby hospitals, according to the statement.
"We know that fans often suffer through inclement weather for their favorite acts, but this was an unusual event and our thoughts are with those who were injured during this storm,” the statement said.
Nick Carter, tweeted that he was “praying” for wounded concertgoers.
“Waiting and praying for our fans that were injured. If we can perform were ready to go. But safety is first,” he said.
The show has been postponed to a later date.
Check out the band's statement below.