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Snoop Dogg’s concert left 16 people hospitalized

Snoop Dogg’s concert just outside of Houston on Saturday night left 16 people hospitalized. Fans braved a triple-digit temperature heat wave to attend the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper’s concert at outdoor amphitheater The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

The Montgomery County Hospital District told ABC 13 and KNOU 11 that 35 people showed signs of “heat-related illness” and were examined at the venue.

“Out of these, MCHD EMS transported 16 adults to nearby hospitals in stable condition,” the hospital shared.

USA TODAY reached out to representatives for Montgomery County Hospital District. The Atascocita Fire Department shared on X, formerly Twitter, Saturday that they were “headed to the Woodlands Pavilion to assist with overheated concert attendees at the @SnoopDogg concert” along with their medical ambulance bus, which is used to provide emergency services to large groups.

“We got your back Snoop!” the fire department added.

The fire department was dispatched by the Montgomery County Hospital District to the concert venue as a precaution if the patient total continued to rise. “This is a common practice and very effective if done early on,” Atascocita Fire Department public information officer Jerry Dilliard told USA TODAY Monday.

Dilliard added Atascocita crewed AMBUS was not needed and left about an hour after arrival. “Much credit should be given MCHD for managing the patient load.”

Snoop Dogg’s concertgoers experiencing heat-related issues is not unique during one of the hottest summers in the Earth’s history.

Ed Sheeran’s Pittsburgh concert in July saw 17 hospitalizations for “heat-related issues” and Jason Aldean abruptly ended his concert in Hartford, Connecticut, in July as a result of heat exhaustion.

High temperatures around the United States broke records this summer, which are expected to continue for the rest of the season and, because of global warming, for years to come. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Earth’s temperature is warming twice as fast as in 1981.

An average of 1,300 people in the United States die due to extreme heat-related illnesses, including heatstroke, the Environmental Protection Agency reports.

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