Storm Injures 14 Attendees at Oklahoma Backstreet Boys Concert

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Over a dozen Backstreet Boys fans were injured when a storm caused an entrance to collapse at the Oklahoma venue.

Per the AP, the WinStar World Casino and Resort said in a statement posted that the resort began an evacuation early Saturday evening when lightning was spotted a few miles away.

The statement said 150 attendees had not evacuated when winds as strong as 80mph knocked over trusses, causing the entrance to collapse on top of them.

Fourteen people were reportedly taken to a hospital. 

The Backstreet Boys were slated to perform at the Thackerville casino along with fellow 90s favorites, 98 Degrees.

In a statement on Twitter, the Backstreet Boys said fan safety was a top concern for the boyband. 

"We never want to put our fans in harm's way and with tonight’s weather and the injuries from earlier, we have decided to cancel the show and will attempt to reschedule, the statement read. "The most important thing is for everyone to get home safely and we will see you all very soon!"

Earlier in the day, Backstreet Boy member Kevin Richardson tweeted that the concert had sold out to a crowd of 12,000 fans.

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