Ed Sheeran performs onstage during iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2021 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio) PITTSBURGH - An evening of music turned into a night of concern over the weekend when 17 people were rushed to local hospitals during British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's highly anticipated concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to the Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, personnel received 37 calls for service, with 17 transports to a hospital on Saturday, July 8.
Officials said the transports were related to heat-related issues, falls, one seizure and two cardiac arrests. EMS noted that one person who suffered cardiac arrest was a worker who was "tearing down the inside of the stadium." The person was treated as a result of "quick actions by numerous crews," they said."Feel like" temperatures in parts of Texas could reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit Thursday as an unseasonal heat wave strikes Texas and parts of the South.When leaving the facility, one of the paramedics from an outside agency also went into cardiac arrest.
This patient was resuscitated after receiving several shocks and was transported to Allegheny General Hospital.Local weather reports said conditions were in the upper 70s to low 80s during the time of the concert. RELATED: Ed Sheeran plays for sick patients at children's hospital in AustraliaAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness.