A 9-year-old boy who attended Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival was injured after being crushed by the crowd and losing his family mid-performance, according to his aunt, Taylor Blount, in a Tuesday interview on NBC’s Today Show.

During her interview, Blount revealed that her nephew, Ezra Blount’s life is on the line, and that he is suffering severe brain swelling after going into cardiac arrest during the show. The family is trying to remain optimistic after his hospitalization. 

"He's made it very far. The doctor the first day told us that he wasn't expected to make it after the day, but it's how many days after, so I know he's fighting in there," Blount said speaking of her nephew.

Blount, who is in a medically-induced coma to help minimize his brain and heart function so the brain swelling can go down, disappeared during the crowd surge, and the family had to call multiple local hospitals before finally locating him. 

Blount attended Astroworld with his father, Treston Blount, and was on his shoulders during the “crowd pushing.” His father started losing his ability to breathe and passed out, resulting in Blount falling off his shoulders and his father not being able to find him after regaining consciousness.

“The crowd just started going crazy and Treston goes, ‘I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe,’” Ezra’s aunt said in the interview.

During the interview, Blount’s aunt called out Astroworld organizers for not having proper safety procedures. She suggested that multiple things could have prevented her nephew from being so severely hurt and lost.

"Having more security, having exits. A lot of things that could have prevented that. It's really no excuse for it. It's a lot of disappointment because it could have been prevented," Blount said.

Blount’s family has attained a high-profile civil rights lawyer, Benjamin Crump, who announced that he and “Alex and Bob Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzalez” will be taking on the case Monday night in a statement.

"The suffering that this family is going through is immeasurable. This little boy had his whole life ahead of him — a life that is currently hanging in the balance because of the reckless mismanagement that ensued at the Astroworld Festival." Crump's statement said.