During the recording of his hit single “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Snoop Dogg was inspired by his dynamic dance moves. However, the sweltering heat in Houston had a different idea for fans at his outdoor concert on August 19. As reported by USA Today, due to an unexpected heatwave in the city, 16 attendees were hospitalized with heat-related illnesses.
The temperature reportedly rose to 104 degrees at the height of the performance. In addition to the 16 people who were hospitalized, 19 others sought medical treatment at the concert venue, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion amphitheater.
Misti Willingham, the public information officer for Montgomery County Hospital District, shared a statement with the media. She confirmed that 16 adults were transported to nearby hospitals in stable condition.
Despite the alarming number of affected concertgoers, Jerry Dilliard, the public information officer for Atascocita Fire Department, stated that this is expected under such circumstances. He added that early intervention is common practice and very effective.
The local fire department was quick to respond, announcing their swift action on X (formerly Twitter). They posted: “Headed to the Woodlands Pavilion to assist with overheated concert attendees at the @SnoopDogg concert.”
As of now, Snoop Dogg has not publicly commented on the incident.