Virginia singer Trey Songz was performing at a venue in Ohio when authorities shut down the concert due to numerous health violations.
The Virginia native was booked to perform at Aftermath nightclub as a part of the venue’s ongoing “Champagne Saturdays” series. Pictures of the venue show approximately 500 patrons consuming alcohol and partying indoors while failing to abide by state or CDC guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the show, authorities were alerted to the incident and police arrived shortly thereafter. Members of the Ohio Investigative Unit showed up, shut the event down and issued a statement shortly thereafter.
“I honestly thought that it was from 2019, that there was no way an establishment would act like that, during a pandemic that threatens our entire community, with utter disregard for public health standards,” Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein stated.
In Ohio: Trey Songz performs show for 500 maskless people in indoor nightclub. Police cite venue for numerous health code violations. pic.twitter.com/SplHOMMhMe
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In June, Trey Songz became one of 15.1 million people in the U.S. to have tested positive for the coronavirus during the pandemic. At the state level, Ohio has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Nearly 500,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and nearly 7,000 have died from the virus.
The R&B singer has not issued a statement regarding the recent event. It is unclear if he will face any legal repercussions from the event.