July 28, 2014 8:17 am

Booze sends 22 Keith Urban fans to hospital

Keith Urban, pictured in July 2014.

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TORONTO — Nearly two dozen people were taken to hospital and more than 50 others were taken into protective custody at a Keith Urban concert Saturday night in Massachusetts.

According to the Boston Herald, several police and fire departments responded to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield — about 45 minutes south of Boston — to deal with fans who got sick, passed out or injured themselves.

Police said of 46 people treated on scene, 22 were taken to hospital. Alcohol was a key factor.

“Police dealt with a steady stream of intoxicated persons as well, resulting in over 50 people being taken into protective custody and a number of others arrested for alcohol-related issues,” read a statement from officials.

The concert promoter said there were 18,000 fans at the show.

Urban, currently on his Raise ‘Em Up Tour, took to Twitter later and called it a “killer” night and “nutso.”

Global News

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