'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa was at the music festival where the Las Vegas shooting happened

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"Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa says he's lucky to be alive.

The HGTV personality revealed on Instagram on Monday that he was at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on Sunday night where at least 59 people were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, but he left before the horrific massacre began.

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"I was there last night at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in #Vegas," El Moussa captioned a #PrayForVegas image. "My friend Robert wanted to come home early which we did."


"My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy," he continued. "It's times like this that remind us we need to treat every day with the importance it deserves. Give your family and friends a hug today and let them know they are safe and loved."

El Moussa's reveal comes a day after the heartbreaking events took place, and he wasn't the only big star at the scene of the devastating crime. Country star Jason Aldean was onstage when the gunfire began, while other singers like Chris Young and Jake Owen were backstage having just performed at the festival. 

Hear Jake Owen's harrowing account of the shooting in the video at the top of the page.

See more celebrity reactions to the Las Vegas shooting in the gallery below:

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