Country singer Jason Aldean, who was performing Sunday evening when a shooter opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, announced on Tuesday he would cancelling his upcoming concerts, but will continue with the tour next week.
"I felt like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right things to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we lost and be close with our family and friends," Aldean wrote in a statement Tuesday.
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Aldean released a statement earlier that day in which he expressed a fear of raising his children in a world filled with such violence.
"This world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in," Aldean said.
Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada resident, opened fire as Aldean performed on Sunday evening, killing 58 and wounding 515 others. Paddock was later found dead in his hotel room by police.