Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Falling From Stage

Guitarist disoriented by a sudden flash of light at a gig in Australia

January 26, 2011 10:30 AM ET
Jimmy Buffett performing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, July 11, 2010.
Jimmy Buffett performing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, July 11, 2010.
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Jimmy Buffett has been hospitalized after falling from a gap in the front of the stage at a gig in Sydney, Australia.

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According to an audience member, Buffett was walking along the edge of the stage when an unexpected flash of light disoriented the singer, resulting in his tumble into the gap. Buffett was reportedly unconscious for five to 10 minutes and received a large gash on his head from striking a piece of metal.

The singer is said to be in stable condition and will remain in the hospital for observation.

Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized After Fall from Stage [TMZ]

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