Backstreet Boys cancel Winstar show where fans were hurt

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) - The Backstreet Boys won't be rescheduling an Oklahoma concert that was postponed after fans were hurt when a storm damaged the venue where the band was supposed to perform.

Band members announced Wednesday on Facebook that they won't be able to reschedule the show at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville. Refunds are available at points of purchase.

At least 14 people were taken to a hospital Aug. 18 after trusses holding up an entrance at the resort collapsed.

WinStar said it began an evacuation when lightning was within 4 miles (6 kilometers) of the casino, and that about 150 patrons were still inside when the storm hit with 70-80 mph (113-128 kph) winds.

The band plans to perform in Dallas and Tulsa next year.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

10/3/2018 12:29:53 PM (GMT -5:00)