First off, no this article isn't from 1996 – The Backstreet Boys were set to play a gig last night.
Unforch, severe weather conditions caused a structure to collapse, injuring fourteen concert-goers.
Luckily, the fans were treated by emergency personnel and then taken to local hospitals.
According to Billboard, group member Kevin Richardson revealed in a tweet what had happened as that the band were set to perform at the outdoor pavilion at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville.
"Hey folks! Severe weather, high winds and rain just passed thru here in Thackerville, OK. Emergency crews are on the scene as tent collapsed and some folks who were seeking shelter were injured. Waiting to determine damage to our stage and production," he wrote.
Fellow band member Nick Carter also tweeted, ''waiting and praying for our fans that were injured. If we can perform we're ready to go. But safety is first."
The concert was canceled after 80mph winds blew over trusses at the venue entrance, resulting in 14 injuries. https://t.co/3oIsylQKEw
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 19, 2018
According to KOCO-TV, the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time and people were evacuated due to an oncoming storm.
However, the fan injuries occurred when "something happened inside" the pavilion.
WinStar said in a statement released to ET that, ''all patrons in the area were asked to move and to seek shelter from the storm. However, about 150 patrons who were standing in line for the Backstreet Boys concert did not heed staff's warning … the storm hit and knocked over the concert entrance trusses with 70-80 mile an hour winds and heavy rain. 14 people were treated at the scene and then transported to local hospitals. Two have already been released."
— Nikole Berry (@NikoleJagow) August 19, 2018
Dallas reporter Allison Harris of Dallas shared a video tweeted to her from someone at the concert from "right after it fell. Several people hurt including a young girl. Several fans spring to action including former army nurse who’s husband was hurt."
She also tweeted, "friend at the Backstreet Boys concert at Winstar Casino says an awning fell on people. She estimates 10 ambulances responded, paramedics took people out on stretchers."
Kevin later confirmed that the show would not be going ahead but he promised, ''keep your tickets because, Backstreet WILL BE BACK!''
Backstreet will be back, alright?