Sold Out Twister Relief Concert Leaves Many Sick
Toby Keith did his hometown proud at Saturday’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the University of Oklahoma, but when you add together over 93 degree temperatures, and a sold out concert crowd of over 60,000 people, things can get a little scary. Nearly 1,300 people were treated for heat-related problems at the concert.
According to NBC News, most of the concert goers were able to receive minor treatment at cooling stations or a medical facility within the University of Oklahoma stadium in Norman, but 170 required more treatment and 21 were taken to hospitals.
The concert featured Oklahoma resident Toby Keith, along with Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson and Carrie Underwood also performed via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. All proceeds from the event are being donated to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. You can still donate to help the relief efforts by texting “REBUILD” to 52000.