More than 90 young people were hospitalized following a concert headlined by Chance the Rapper on Friday night in Connecticut. According to, the three-time Grammy Award winning artist performed a sold out show at Hot 93.7's Hot Jam concert at the Xfinity theater in Hartford.

About 90 concertgoers passed out drunk or otherwise exhibited signs of alcohol intoxiticy following the rapper's set.

The 21,000 capacity theater crowd consisted of mostly teenagers and young adults in their early twenties. Ambulances lined up outside the theater to transport the drunken concertgoers to the hospital.

Some of the affected teens were treated at the scene by medical staff and about 70 officers assigned to the concert. Police issued multiple citations for underage drinking.

Patients were taken to three area hospitals. Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford received at least 15 teenagers from the concert.

"It's just crazy. It's not like adult social drinking, where you're out with friends or family and you have a glass of wine or beer, or two, or three," said John Brancato, assistant director of the hospital's pediatric emergency department.

"With the kids, they drink with one sole purpose, and they don't understand anything about how their bodies will handle it," he said.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley tells CNN that tailgating, partying, underage drinking excessive alcohol consumption were "extremely prevalent" at the concert.

"A typical concert is around 20-30 transports. Sixty would be very bad. We had 70 once and 90 last night," Foley told the Hartford Courant newspaper.

A Lady Antebellum concert is scheduled for next Saturday night at the Xfinity Theatre. Police urge parents to be diligent and discuss the perils of underage drinking with their youngsters.

Photo by Brett D. Cove / Splash News

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    That's sad. I hope they're ok. We definitely have to educate our young ones about alcohol and drug (and the mixing of them) for their own safety

  • Kanyade

    Wow. How dreadful.

    I remember drinking just to get drunk. After awhile you get tired of it. You know when you reach the "high" of intoxication and when it begins to fall off. Also you notice, if you're lucky, how sick it makes you feel (nausea) and how sick you will get (throwing up) when the body decides to purge itself. Ain't nothing glamorous or fun about that.

  • Curious George

    I know this is way off topic, but, whoa!. Is that a photoshopped picture or is his head really that big?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's unfortunate that he is associated with this. He appears to be one of the more popular rappers that consistently give back to their communities.

    In other news, what the hell is wrong with Brandy? Is she just a raging bytch or what?

  • Renee26

    Dumb asses...they probably didn't drink any water or eat...just drink drink drink...not his fault it's their own stupidity

  • Renee26

    Let's start now:
    Rule #1 don't mix drinks....dark with light, wine with beer, etc.
    Rule #2 drink water between drinks in the heat
    Rule#3 Pace will sneak up on you

  • Renee26

    What her funny lookin azz done did now??

  • Renee26

    It's REAL LMAO

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    YUP... Sounds like the conversations I've had with both of mine!

  • ShelbyMoore

    I know he's one of y'all faves, but I just can't get into this cat. His Benzino size neck is bothering me even more.

  • Justlooknout

    we dropped our kids off at concert and they enjoyed it. 20, 18 and 16. This was isolated incident, nothing related to Chance.

    It's just kids, thinking they grown.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Damn, is his head really that big? I've heard some interesting things about him. Stay tuned...

    *clears throat* rumored pill popper...

  • Karen Brady

    Benzino sized neck. Is that an offcial size now? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. True though and this particular pic is no bueno!.

  • Karen Brady

    Something is sooooo offfff. Had me staring like wtf.

  • Karen Brady

    Yep. To this day I can smell bacardi dark before someone even opens the bottle. I learned the hard and quite disgusting way one night when I was 16. Never forget that awful night trying to be cute and grown. You say bacardi and I'm gooneee.

  • HalleMerry

    Chance donated 1 Million to Chicago public schools,he is 1 of the few celebrities who use his fame to help his communities. That's 1 MILLION!!! He didn't hand out the drinks,so I'm not sure why his name was mentioned.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She's been going back and forth with some writer. The guy appears to have written for everyone (most recently Tamar). Anyways, he posted a video of an interviewer asking Aaliyah about Brandy's shady azz. So apparently Brandy has been beefing with everyone since the beginning of time. Aaliyah kept it cute/professional though.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Chance has a HUGE head! It doesn't go with his body.

  • Karen Brady

    Yep and don't forget 'beer then liquor you've never been sicker and liquor before beer you're in the clear.'

  • chris

    They was probably smoking heavy too popping pills. Mix them and you have a recipe for a blackout.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Dumb azz kids lucky to be alive.....

  • Chicagowise

    I'm impressed that 90 people were there! ?

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  • imright

    mustve been too hot

  • Karen Brady

    That's cuz Aaliyah was cute and professional. Miss her. And stop it Brandy, you are too old for this nonsense.

  • Miami8981

    I saw Chance the Rapper outside of the 7-11 this morning. Sike. Actually, it was someone who looked spot-on like the non-rapping rapper.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He looks like a lot of people. That's a big ole midget head though.

    Mommy I'm scared.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Hope they all recover and learn lessons.

  • Nita

    It looks like a mountain compared to his body...I never noticed how big his head is lol

  • JustB

    Idk he was so popular...they literally play one of his songs in the radio and that was last yr...expecially since they say radio is what let's a artist know they made it... We ain't checking for him around here...and if that many people passed out drunk then I know who was in attendance...js

  • dontgetblocked

    I bet it was a bunch of rich white kids.

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    He does look a little Tyrion Lannister-ish. I thought it was just me

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  • Jussjess25

    Exactly because those are the only people who go to his concerts. I actually dont find him interesting. Although I have heard about his philanthropy efforts

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