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Wednesday
Jan262011

Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Fall 

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(SYDNEY, Australia) -- Jimmy Buffett has been taken to a hospital in Australia after falling off stage toward the end of a concert in Sydney on Wednesday.  The Australian paper the Daily Telegraph reports the 64-year-old Buffett toppled offstage and into the first row after the show, and was rushed by ambulance to Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital.  According to the paper, Buffett's tour manager, Michael Chugg, got onstage and asked fans to leave immediately.

Wednesday's concert was Buffett's last of three sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, and came in celebration of Australia Day.  An audience member told the paper, "We were in the 10th row and it looked like he did a massive face plant after his encore and pretty much didn't get up...We were told to leave the premises."  The fan added, "No one really wanted to leave because everyone was anxious to know if he survived the fall. Everyone was pretty horrified.''

Another audience member told TMZ.com that it appeared as though Buffett was unconscious and had gashed his head.

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