Between 20 and 25 fans were treated for heat exhaustion and various injuries Monday at a Morrissey concert in Santa Monica, three days after nearly 50 people were hurt when fans rushed the stage at the singer's invitation during his concert at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.
The singer did not invite fans to come to the front at Monday's concert at the 4,200-seat Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, but too many people at the sold-out show crowded into an area at the front of the stage, authorities said.
Seven people at Monday's concert were sent to hospitals with conditions ranging from hyperventilation to hip, foot and leg injuries, authorities said. The injuries were all caused by the crush of the crowd, fire officials said.
Claudia Garcia, 19, of El Monte said a security guard had to drag her out of the crowd through the stage "because it was too wild. Everybody was stepping on everybody. I almost got killed. They had to pick me up and drag me out through the stage."