Storm knocks over pavilion at WinStar casino, hurting Backstreet Boys fans

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Fans Injured at Backstreet Boys Concert After Storm-Related Incident

The Backstreet Boys tweeted they had made a decision to cancel the show due to the injuries and severe weather.

At least 14 Backstreet Boys fans have been injured after a metal structure at an outdoor concert venue collapsed in a storm in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

The company says about 150 patrons did not evacuate and when the storm hit with 70-80mph winds, it knocked over trusses and the entrance collapsed on them. The injured concergoers were treated at the scene and taken to the hospital, with two being released nearly immediately. Two people had already been released from the hospital by 8:30 p.m. Love County emergency responders, Lighthorse Police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are on scene.

The people who were injured were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert.

"Hundreds of Backstreet Boys fans playing chicken with an Oklahoma storm right now".

The Backstreet Boys, often referred to as BSB, formed in 1993 and rose to fame in the late 90s. "A handful of people left in ambulances", she wrote on Twitter with a picture of the structure that fell.

Additionally, a temporary structure was knocked down, injuring a number of fans prior to the show.

The band's official Twitter also posted: 'We never want to put our fans in harm's way and with tonight's weather and the injuries from earlier, we have chose to cancel the show and will attempt to reschedule. Instead the weather did it's own pre show performance and showed us all up.

Nick tweeted before the gig: 'Waiting and praying for our fans that were injured.

A little less than three hours later he posted an update, writing: 'Unfortunately, due to damage sustained in the storm earlier this evening, we are unable to perform the show tonight.

He tweeted: '...weather wasn't are friend tonight.... keep your tics cause Backstreet will be Back...(sic)'. "But safety is first", he said. "While we were excited to welcome them to The Colosseum at WinStar, the results of serious weather in the area has caused the show to be postponed to a later date".

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