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Akon Concert Goes Awry; Canopy Collapses

10/25/2007 8:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

AkonTMZ has learned that several people -- including a drummer -- were injured while setting up for an Akon concert at Emory University in Atlanta.

According to several eyewitnesses, about an hour ago, crews were working about to set up lights on the stage for tonight's Fall Band Party starring Akon -- when they heard the canopy crack and fall, causing the left side of the stage to collapse. Akon was not in the area at the time.

We're told two or three people, including students, were injured. A reporter with the Emory Wheel tells TMZ that fire trucks and ambulances responded to the scene, and campus police cordoned off the area.

We're told the show for tonight has been canceled. We were unable to reach a rep for Akon.

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1.

Jeff Kay    

1st...and could care less.

2470 days ago
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la la    

First Maybe!

2470 days ago
3.

Kat    

He is scary looking! Ewww

2470 days ago
4.

eyeamtym    

i see you winding and grinding up on the pole.......................

i love the song

http://myspace.com/nemerom

2470 days ago
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Amy Silverman    

Is Atlanta jinxed or something seems bad stuff always happens to performers here?

2470 days ago
6.

deelicious    

is he sticking out his tongue or is that his lip???

2470 days ago
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Kat    

Yes, he is quite talented. I will give him props for his music.

2470 days ago
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9    


5 & 6 -Akon the jerk Acorn is a total fool - hopefully that boy goes away.


2470 days ago
9.

alpfie    

Akon is not a nice person, remember what he did to that young lady in Trinidad, and other young women. No, no, perhaps this is Karma. I'm surprised Emory University would have him there in the first place.

2470 days ago
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Evacuator De Colon    


#3 said....!!!!!


EVACUATE!!!

2470 days ago
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TRJ    

TMZ is fast! I was deciding if I should send you all the pics I just took of it, but it seems like someone else here at Emory beat me. Anyway, I was looking forward to his performance; hopefully they will reschedule.

2470 days ago
12.

LS    

Here's a link to local news with pic of stage:

http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=105390

2470 days ago
13.

Lenn K.    

Hasn't the earring thing gone out yet? It get's old watching men wear earring like women and call that cool. Metrosexual men these day makes you want to puke!!!

2470 days ago
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notaceleb    

TMZ - Aren't you guys supposed to be the professionals? Who writes your posts? Surely not even interns. I'm tired of seeing mistakes on TMZ posts that a 6th grader wouldn't make. This Akon story has at least three unprofessional mistakes. Start firing incompetent people, TMZ.

2470 days ago
15.

P-Type    

FAH.............REEK!!!!! On stage Bumper and Grinder!!!!!

2470 days ago
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