- Ezra Blount, 9, is fighting for his life after being trampled at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival.
- Blount was on his father's shoulders when he fell into the crowd.
- He suffered damage to his kidney, lungs, and heart, his grandfather said.
Ezra Blount's father had put the boy on his shoulders to keep him out of the crowd, and the boy fell off when his father passed out, Blount's grandfather told KTRK-TV.
"My son had Ezra on his shoulders at the concert and my son couldn't breathe because of all the pressure that was being applied to him and he passed out," the boy's grandfather told KTRK-TV.
"And when he passed out, Ezra fell into the crowd. He was trampled really bad," he said.
When Blount's father woke up at the festival's medical station, the nine-year-old had already been taken to the hospital with cardiac arrest, KTRK-TV reported.
Blount is among the hundreds of people at the Astroworld Festival who were injured as a result of the crowd crush, which erupted when Scott came on stage. At least eight people, aged between 14 and 27 years old, died.
As of Monday night, Blount was in a medically-induced coma after suffering severe damage to major organs, including his kidney, lungs, and heart, his grandfather KTRK-TV.
Blount's family is seeking accountability and has since hired the attorney Ben Crump to represent them, the New York Post reported. Crump is a prominent civil-rights lawyer who has represented the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
"The suffering that this family is going through is immeasurable. This little boy had his whole life ahead of him – a life that is currently hanging in the balance because of the reckless mismanagement that ensued at the Astroworld Festival," Crump said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
"We demand justice for EB, his family, and all of our clients that left Astroworld with trauma," Crump said, using the boy's initials.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with their expenses.