For Jason Aldean, unity starts now.
The country star was in the middle of his headlining set Sunday (Oct. 1) when a gunman opened fire on the audience at Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.
After some time had passed, Jason took to social media to express his lack of understanding and fear for his children after the incident.
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“Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others,” Jason writes. “I truely [sic] dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in.”
Jason continues by calling Americans to action.
“At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women,” he says. “We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now.”
Finally, the “They Don’t Know” singer offers condolences to the 59 victims and 527 injured in what is now officially the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
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“My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away,” Jason expresses. “Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas”
Jason’s original social media message, which he posted a few hours after the attack, relayed that he and his crew were safe after we he dubbed a “beyond horrific” night.
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