Video of Linkin Park Stopping Concert Over Crowd Safety Watched 3M Times

A video of Linkin Park stopping a show to help fans in the mosh pit has gone viral on social media after eight people died at the Astroworld music festival.

The clip was shared on Twitter by a user with her handle @bombarlurina03 on Saturday. "No, THIS is exactly what's supposed to be happening in a mosh pit."

The footage begins with Mike Shinoda saying "hold up, hold up" after spotting a fan in trouble in the mosh pit. "Yo! We got a little problem up here," he said.

"Pick him up! Pick him up right now!" the band's frontman Chester Bennington, who died by suicide in 2017, then shouted.

Shinoda added: "Sorry you guys, we gotta look out for safety first, for real. Nobody gets hurt, that's number one. We'll play this s**t, the whole s**t again, if you guys get up, if you guys are alright. OK? Watch yourselves."

No, THIS is exactly what’s supposed to be happening in a mosh pit

— Kari /// Linkin.Bert (@bombalurina03) November 6, 2021

Bennington is then seen telling the crowd to help those who fall. "Hey, yo, man. We know we've been stressing all night about being cool and this is the reason why," he said. "Let's go over it one more time... when someone falls, what do you do?"

"Pick him up!" The crowd chanted back.

The video had garnered more than 3 million views on Twitter as of Sunday morning and prompted "RIP Chester" trending on the platform. The clip also circulated widely on TikTok.

It resurfaced after eight people died on Friday when fans suddenly surged toward the stage to watch rapper Travis Scott perform at the Astroworld festival in Houston's NRG Park.

The victims ranged in age from 14 to 27, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Saturday, while 13 people remain in hospital. Officials said they were in the early stages of investigating how the tragedy unfolded.

Scott had stopped performing a number of times as he witnessed fans in distress and asked security to step in, according to news reports.

Videos have also emerged that show fans tried to have the show stopped as people got hurt.

"Security/staff at Astrofest tonight was practically useless," @wilsonleungg wrote in a tweet showing a woman apparently pleading with event staff to stop the show after apparently witnessing someone die in a stampede. "Saw unconscious bodies being DRAGGED out of the mosh pits while the show continued. Horrifying and heartbreaking."

Another video shows a section of the crowd chanting "stop the show."

In a statement posted to Twitter, Houston-born Scott said he was "absolutely devastated" by what happened and pledged to help the city and the affected families.

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival," he said. "Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all."

Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
Singer Chester Bennington (L) and musician Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park perform onstage during the MTVu Fandom Awards at Comic-Con International 2014 at PETCO Park on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images