UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 24, 10:15 EST
Gary Numan shared a statement about the accident that killed a man in downtown Cleveland earlier today.
The musician confirmed the bus involved in the accident was involved in his tour.
“We are all utterly devastated by the fatal accident involving our tour bus in Cleveland earlier today,” he wrote. “At the moment all we can think about are the people affected by this terrible tragedy and to them we send all our love.”
Read the statement in full below:
We are all utterly devastated by the fatal accident involving our tour bus in Cleveland earlier today. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/dpzPOgJyCp
— Gary Numan (@numanofficial) September 24, 2018
ORIGINAL STORY: SEPTEMBER 24, 3:35 EST
A tour bus struck and killed a man in downtown Cleveland on Monday afternoon, according to Cleveland.com.
The bus was traveling at the intersection at E. 9th Street and Superior Avenue close to the Cleveland House of Blues venue when it struck a pedestrian crossing the street at around 12:40 p.m.
Gary Numan was scheduled to perform tonight, Sept. 24, at Cleveland’s House Of Blues.
The venue canceled the show “due to unforeseen circumstances,” but there has been no confirmation of whether or not the bus is related to Numan’s tour.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s show with Gary Numan at House of Blues Cleveland has been canceled,” the venue posts. ”Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.”
Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s show with Gary Numan at House of Blues Cleveland has been cancelled.
Refunds will be made available at the point of purchase.
— House of Blues Cleveland (@HOBCleveland) September 24, 2018
According to police, the man who was hit was in his 80s or 90s, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities didn’t provide any further information.
A priest exited a nearby church to administer last rights to the victim, according to WKYC in Cleveland.
The bus driver hasn’t been arrested and didn’t show any signs of impairment, according to police. Investigators will review security footage to determine whether or not any charges will be filed.
— Lindsay Buckingham (@LindsayBuckWKYC) September 24, 2018
No further information is available at this time.
Gary Numan has been active in the rock scene since the ‘70s with his most popular track being “Cars.” The new wave single is taken from 1979’s The Pleasure Principle.
Numan released Savage (Songs from a Broken World) last September. He hit the road for a fall tour that included festival appearances, including last weekend’s Riot Fest.