Sugarland Says Negligence Claims Against Them For Stage Collapse 'Sensationalize the Disaster'


Lead vocalist Jennifer Nettles told "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts in a November interview that while she did not feel a sense of responsibility for what happened, she wept after hearing some fans were killed in the stage collapse.

"I mean, there are no, there are no words for that kind of, of tragedy," Nettles told Roberts, at the time. "We are forever connected to those people, because of the evening that we shared, and the moment that we shared, and the tragedy that we shared."

Prior to the moment when the stage fell, the band was waiting underneath it, and was uninjured in the accident.

"Everything suddenly looked dark, and then wind, and then a crashing sound, a horrible metal torquing, twisting sound," Nettles recalled. "And then the ceiling of the dressing room torqued and shuddered, and everyone went to the wall, because we didn't know what was happening, because we couldn't see, we're underneath. And then, we all just all stood there, waiting to know what was happening. ... Obviously, once we realized what happened, everybody's on their radios, and it's madness."

ABC News' John Palacio and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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