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16 hospitalized due to heat during Snoop Dogg concert in Houston

"We got your back Snoop!" the fire department posted on X, formerly known as Twitter

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August 21, 2023 7:28pm

Updated: August 21, 2023 7:28pm

At least 16 people were taken to the hospital due to heat-related illnesses during a Snoop Dogg concert outside of Houston on Saturday night. 

Fans excited to see the rapper’s concert at the outdoor amphitheater The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, north of Houston were subjected to a triple-digit temperature heat wave. 

At least 35 people showed signs of “heat-related illness” at a sold-out concert and were examined on the spot by medical officials, according to Montgomery County Hospital District public information officer Misti Willingham. Heat-related illnesses may include heat strokes and heat exhaustion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

"Out of these, MCHD EMS transported 16 adults to nearby hospitals in stable condition," the hospital said. 

The fire department had been dispatched by the Montgomery County Hospital District to the venue as a precaution in case the number of patients continued to increase throughout the event, said Atascocita Fire Department public information officer Jerry Dilliard. 

"We got your back Snoop!" the fire department posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

Snoop Dogg’s fans attended the concert during one of the hottest summers in history. Temperatures across the nation have broken records this season, with several places throughout the south experiencing triple-digit numbers for several days in a row. 

July 4 was the hottest day ever recorded by humans, reaching an average global temperature of 62.9 degrees Fahrenheit (17.18 degrees Celsius). Scientists have warned that the record for the hottest day might be broken again in the coming months, as extreme weather events continue to be expected through the remainder of the summer.

To prevent heat-related illnesses, the CDC recommends staying hydrated and wearing lightweight and loose-fitting clothing during extreme heat.