Singer Jimmy Buffett hospitalized, after a bad fall from stage during Sydney Concert

By on Jan 27, 2011 in Australia, Entertainment, Music Comments

Sydney, Australia – American country singer Jimmy Buffett was hospitalized, after having a bad fall from the stage during his sold-out concert in Sydney on Tuesday night, according to TMZ on Wednesday.

Jimmy Buffett
Photo credit: The Daily Telegraph

Buffett, 64, was reported to have been rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney that night after he fell from the stage while performing his finale number on his ‘Lovely Cruise’ concert at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Australia.

There were no confirmed reports on why Buffett fell from the stage, but TMZ said it appears that the singer got blinded by the flashing lights from the lighting director and did not see the gap on the stage.

However, another angle is being considered as Buffett was said to be aiming to jump off the stage to shake hands with his fans, but miscalculated his steps and hit his head on a metal strip while falling down.

Reports also said that Jimmy Buffett was unconscious for about 10 minutes, while lying on the floor; and people only noticed him when the lights went on after it has been off for about 10 seconds.

According to Daily Telegraph, fans were shocked but were told to leave the venue even before the singer was brought to the hospital, which was about 30 minutes after he fell.

Buffett‘s Australian tour manager Michael Chugg was reported to have taken the stage and urged the audience to leave the place but did not explain the status details of the singer.

“We were told to leave the premises. No one really wanted to leave because everyone was anxious to know if he survived the fall. Everyone was pretty horrified.” Dan Bateman told Telegraph, who was a member of the audience and claims he saw Buffett falling.

According to the latest update at TMZ, Buffett is now in stable condition but will still stay in the hospital for further observation.

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