Jason Aldean’s Wife, Brittany, Shares Her Story Of What Happened During Shooting
Posted: 5:48 am Thursday, October 5th, 2017
By Staff Writer
From Rare Country:
Jason Aldean’s pregnant wife Brittany couldn’t immediately find the words to describe her heartbreak after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire during her husband’s headlining set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
Now, she has found enough strength to share her story.
In a new post on Instagram, the mom-to-be, who was on site at the music festival, recounted the moments she heard gunshots, which were coming from the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
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“When the gunfire started, I was not with Jason, but with some friends in a tent closer to Mandalay,” she writes. “As you can imagine my first instinct was to run to him and his was the same. As we laid behind equipment onstage with some of our road family, bullets flying past … all I could think was, ‘I never even got to hold my baby.’”
Brittany, who also thanked the first responders for putting everyone else’s lives before their own, went onto say that, although she wasn’t sure at the time whether multiple shooters were on the ground, she ran for cover to a second location after telling the people around her that she loved them.
“We were the lucky ones,” she added. “I can’t put into words the pain and heartache we feel for the ones who are no longer with us. May God be with their families and friends during this horrendous time. Each and every one of you are and will forever be in our prayers.”
More than 50 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the shooting, which has now been labeled the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. Since the tragedy, Jason has canceled three of his upcoming shows, but plans to resume touring Oct. 12 with a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragedy at this time.