Jason Aldean returns to Las Vegas to visit mass shooting victims

The country star made a surprise appearance to open the night's show

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Jason also paid a visit to those still hospitalised at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, with the hospital's Twitter account sharing a picture and post detailing his time chatting to the victims.

Aldean and his pregnant wife Brittany Kerr Aldean flew in Sunday to visit with hospitalized survivors of the shooting.

"You have helped us try to begin the healing process by seeing the strength each one of you have", she wrote.

Country singer Jason Aldean visited University Medical Center on Sunday, just one week after the October 1 shooting that claimed the lives of 58 concertgoers and injured hundreds of others at the Route 91 Harvest festival. "We will never forget".

Aldean then went on to perform Tom Petty's iconic number "Won't Back Down", as a point of tribute to the legendary musician, who passed away on Monday evening after experiencing cardiac arrest.

During the time of Aldean's performance, Paddock broke the windows of his suite with a hammer and fired on thousands of spectators gathered to enjoy the music show. Before the performance, he told the audience: "So many people are hurting".

"Like everyone, I'm struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal", he said.

He addressed the victims of what is now considered the worst mass shooting in recent American history, noting that people who attended the concert lost parents, children, brothers, sisters, and friends. "We're gonna work through these tough times together, all the way".

Just before playing the song, he offered words of solidarity: "When America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable".

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