Country singer Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, returned to Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 8, to visit victims of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival.
On Sunday, Oct. 1, a gunman killed 58 people and wounded 527 more when he opened fire on concertgoers during Aldean's headlining set. The country star was onstage when the first shots were fired. Separated from his pregnant wife, he rushed from the stage to get to her.
One week after the tragedy, the couple returned to the place where their lives changed forever.
Feels surreal being back in Vegas today. Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met... fighting the toughest battle of them all... for their lives. You have helped us try to begin the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have. Thank you for today. We will never forget. #vegasstrong 🙌🏼
"Feels surreal being back in Vegas today," Brittany Aldean said in a post to her Instagram account. "Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met... fighting the toughest battle of them all... for their lives."
Brittany is pregnant with the couple's first child, a son, to be named Memphis.
After the shooting, Jason Aldean cancelled two concerts originally scheduled for this past weekend. However, he did appear as a surprise guest on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live. After sharing an impassioned message to victims and the country music community, he performed a cover of Tom Petty's hit "I Won't Back Down." Petty passed away from a heart attack the day after the Las Vegas shooting.
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