Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Falling Off Stage

Fall left him unconscious and with a gash on his head
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Comm_of_Common_Sense
Posted Jan 26, 2011 9:48 AM CST
In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Jimmy Buffett performs at his sister's restaurant in Gulf Shores, Ala.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

(Newser) – Jimmy Buffett was rushed to the hospital with a head injury after falling off the stage at his final Sydney concert last night, Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports. One audience member tells TMZ a flashing light may have caused Buffett to fall as he walked along the edge of the stage; another says it looked like Buffett was trying to jump from the stage to shake hands. His head apparently struck metal, leaving a large gash, and witnesses say he was unconscious for five to 10 minutes.

“It looked like he did a massive face plant after his encore and pretty much didn't get up,” another audience member tells the Telegraph. He is reportedly in stable condition, but still at the hospital.

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