Jimmy Buffett was rushed to a hospital in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday (Jan. 26) after the 64-year-old singer fell offstage and remained unconscious for several minutes, according to reports.
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Australia newspaper The Daily Telegraph reports that Buffett was just wrapping up the encore of his concert at the Hordem Pavillion and singing the lines, “It’s been a lovely cruise, I’m sorry it’s ended,” when he collapsed into a pit at the front of the stage. Buffett lay on the floor with his head bleeding as paramedics made their way to the venue and concertgoers were urged to leave.
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Buffet was taken to Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital, where TMZ reports that the singer is in stable condition and remains under observation.
UPDATE: Jimmy Buffet’s camp has released the following statement through his website, margaritaville.com:
As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital. The doctors say he is doing well and will be released tomorrow. More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!