Time to stop the hate, says singer on stage during Las Vegas shootings
Jason Aldean says he is praying for victims of Las Vegas shootings and his ‘heart aches’
Country music singer Jason Aldean: ‘We are all humans and we are all Americans and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as one!’ Photograph: Jamie Gilliam/Reuters
The scene in front of the stage following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters
Country star Jason Aldean said he was praying for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings, saying his “heart aches”.
He also issued a rallying cry for Americans to come together.
The singer wrote something has “changed” in the world, making it “the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in”.
“At the end of the day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, whites or blacks, men or women.
“We are all humans and we are all Americans and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as one!”
Aldean was onstage on Sunday when a gunman shot at a crowded music festival.
“My heart aches for the victims and their families of this senseless act,” Aldean wrote on Instagram, adding: “Time to come together and stop the hate!”