More than six weeks after it happened, America is still grappling with the tragic deaths of 58 innocent people in Las Vegas.
Hundreds of people were also injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival. While police are still investigating Paddock’s motivations, they say he opened fire on the crowd from his room in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before taking his own life.
In the days after the shooting, survivors shared stories of heroes who rescued them from certain death. One of the people recognized for helping to prevent further bloodshed was Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos. He confronted Paddock moments after he opened fire, and helped bring police to his hotel room.
In an emotional interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Campos described the moment he confronted the shooter:
But Jason Aldean, the country star who was performing on stage when Paddock opened fire on the crowd, has avoided discussing the shooting over the past six weeks. While he’s shared his feelings through social media posts and played at benefit concerts for the shooting victims, he hasn’t given an interview about his experience during the attack. Until now.
Aldean sat down with the Today show this week, sharing his memories of the shooting, and revealing how he’s coping in the aftermath of the tragedy.