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Jason Aldean Says It’s ‘Time to Come Together and Stop the Hate’

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Thousands of country fans were watching Jason Aldean’s headlining set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunfire rang out on Sunday, Oct. 1. Now, the country star is sharing his pain and confusion over the senseless act that took the lives of 59 people and injured over 500 more.

In a post shared to his Instagram page, Aldean explained that he was still trying to comprehend why such a tragic situation unfolded in front of him.

“Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions,” he wrote. “Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in.”

Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas

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He went on to call for Americans to come together and set aside their differences.

“At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women,” he says. “We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now.”

As the country community gathers to mourn the victims, it’s clear that the attack has left Aldean in pain.

“My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act,” he says. “I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate!”

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