Seven teens were taken to the hospital and 21 more were treated on the scene after a Dolan Twins tour event got out of hand in Freehold, New Jersey this weekend.
Two-thousand attended the kickoff of YouTubers Ethan and Grayson Dolan’s 4ou tour at the iPlay America Event Center in Jersey. The 16-year-old duo, who have 2 million subscribers on YouTube, paused the show for an hour to help restore order. As they were in a non-seated venue, fans reportedly rushed the stage upon seeing them, crowding those camped out in the front.
They communicated with fans via Twitter to help the police.
For every beautiful fan out here at the show in NJ.. Please be seated and relax and breathe. We're all a fam. We want the show to go on 💙
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) June 4, 2016
The fact that you all stayed seated the whole time proves we r the best fandom in the world. We are family and I love you more than anything
— Ethan Dolan (@EthanDolan) June 5, 2016
For everyone at the New Jersey show right now. Please take a seat and a deep breath. Once everyone is seated the show will continue❤️ love u
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) June 4, 2016
Freehold police treated 21 people at the scene, and seven were taken to local hospitals and treated for panic, anxiety, and breathing difficulty.
YouTubers and Vine stars often take their talents off the screen and into IRL events throughout the country. The Dolans are the latest in the trend, appearing onstage and conducting meet-and-greets for fans.
The iPlay Arena released a statement on Facebook explaining that after fans crowded the stage they asked guests to sit on the floor for the remainder of the show. There were no serious injuries.
We reached out to the Dolan twins for comment and will update this story when they respond.