Mother of music fan, 20, who was put on life support after plunging 35ft from balcony at Harry Styles concert says it’s a ‘miracle’ he survived as he is released from hospital with just cuts and bruises
- Dylan Wood was placed on life support and a ventilator following the horror fall
- The engineer was enjoying the Glasgow show in a VIP box before the ordeal
- His mum Marion said it’s a ‘complete miracle Dylan is still here’ after the tumble
- Horrified witnesses watched him plummet as Harry Styles performed ‘Kiwi’
A mum said it’s a ‘miracle’ her son survived a horrifying 35ft fall from a balcony at a Harry Styles concert on Saturday as he’s set to be released from hospital with just cuts and bruises.
Dylan Wood, 20, was placed on life support – but he incredibly escaped the concert plunge at Ibrox stadium, Glasgow, with just two black eyes, bruising and concussion.
The electrical engineer, from East Kilbride, was enjoying the night out in a VIP box when he lost his balance and fell over a barrier – landing on seats several feet below and knocking himself unconscious.
His terrified mum Marion Hawkins said shocking video footage of the moment he plunged head first into the packed crowd below left her feeling sick to her stomach.
Dylan was rushed to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s high dependency unit and placed on life support, but escaped with only minor injuries and could be allowed home later today.
Dylan Wood, 20, survived a horrifying fall from the top tier of Ibrox stadium, Glasgow, while enjoying a night out at Harry Styles’ concert
He was put on life support and a ventilator after plummeting from the VIP box during Harry Styles’ sold-out Glasgow gig – but Dylan came away with just two black eyes, bruising and concussion
Footage of the incident shows the crowd on their feet dancing before the silhouette is seen flailing as they fall towards members of the audience below.
Almost 50,000 fans were in attendance at the sold-out concert, the first of Harry Styles’ 32-city tour.
Mum-of-four Marion said: ‘We didn’t know what injuries he had so he was put on a ventilator to keep him stable.
‘It was touch and go that night but the scans came back all clear and he has no broken bones.
‘It’s a complete miracle he’s still here, walking away with just cuts and scrapes. I was ill watching the video of it.
‘Dylan was crying on the phone to me today, I think it’s just hitting home for him how serious it was and how close he got to not being here.’
It is understood that Styles was performing his song Kiwi during an encore when the incident took place.
Traumatised witnesses told how Dylan fell from the Club Deck, above the Main Stand, towards the end of the show and watched in horror as paramedics performed CPR on him.
Sharing Dylan’s account of what happened, Marion added: ‘Dylan told me he was leaning up against the bannister in the VIP box and remembered thinking it was quite low down.
‘He can’t remember exactly, it’s a bit of a blur, but he thinks he went to lean against it, misjudged it and fell back. It all just happened so quickly.
‘He was knocked out and remembers coming to and getting a fright as people were grabbing at him. Paramedics were called and they got him out of there and worked on him in the ambulance before taking him to hospital.
Dylan’s mum Marion Hawkins said it’s a ‘miracle’ that her son came away from the horror fall relatively unscathed as she described her panic when she got the call that he had been hurt
Dylan was seen tumbling from the VIP box during the Harry Styles concert as horrified fans watched on
Opening night: Harry had stage presence in bucketloads on Saturday night as the European leg of his Love On Tour kickstarted in Glasgow
‘I just panicked when I got the call and drove straight there. But he’s doing good now and I hope to get him home today, I need him home.
‘I can’t stop thinking about it. I hope it was just a freak accident but I’ll be fuming if it turns out the barrier was too low and someone is at fault.
‘The main thing is he’s okay. He’s a very lucky boy.’
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Officers were made aware of a man falling from a club deck at a premises on Edmiston Drive, Glasgow at around 10.15pm on Saturday, 11 June, 2022.
‘There were no suspicious circumstances and the man was seen to by medical staff.’
Harry Styles had stage presence in bucket-loads on Saturday night as the European leg of his Love On Tour kickstarted in Glasgow.
The hitmaker, 28, wore a blue and yellow ensemble for his sold-out concert at Ibrox Stadium, which comprised of a jacket adorned with two large strawberries and funky tailored trousers.
As he paraded around the stage, some of the 50,817 in attendance snatched the chance to film their idol up close as a sea of phones went up in the air.
The former One Direction band member looked as though he was having a whale of a time as he made his way through a string of hits, including a selection from his latest album Harry’s House.
At one moment during his set, the chart-topper held up a Pride flag as he belted out a song with passion.
Showing just how much he was enjoying himself, Harry threw a thumbs up for the cameras before returning his focus to the enthusiastic crowd in front of him.
Jazzy: The hitmaker, 28, wore a blue and yellow ensemble for his sold-out concert at Ibrox Stadium
Icon: As he paraded around the stage, some of the 50,817 in attendance snatched the chance to film their idol up close as a sea of phones went up in the air
Horrific: Harry Styles fan Dylan plunged from a third tier balcony into the crowd below during the hitmaker’s concert in Glasgow on Saturday night