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The chaos which left 28 people, primarily teenage girls, injured at a concert by the Dolan Twins was apparently triggered by 16-year-old Grayson taking off his shirt
By IQ on 07 Jun 2016
Twenty-eight people were injured in a crush at a New Jersey show by YouTube celebrities the Dolan Twins on Saturday night.
Those hurt mostly suffered ankle injuries and bloody noses, according to Freehold Township police officer Daniel Rehberg, and seven required hospitalisation. Rehberg estimates that the audience at the 2,100-capacity iPlay America were mostly girls between 11 and 15 years old, reports the Asbury Park Press.
In a video posted to Twitter, one half of the duo, Grayson Dolan, can be seen removing his shirt to screams from the audience. The uploader, @Helenizaam, writes: “No wonder people were passing out and breaking legs smh [shaking my head]”.
Police were called not long after the show started at 19.00, but the twins later resumed their performance. “Everyone settled down once we got on stage and told everyone ‘please settle down,'” Rehberg said.
The Dolan Twins, 16-year-olds Grayson and Ethan (pictured), have nearly two million subscribers on YouTube and are currently headlining the 4OU tour of the US, promoted by Mills Entertainment.