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Madonna's Stage Collapses

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7/16/2009 1:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The stage for Madonna's concert in Marseille, France collapsed today, killing one person and injuring nine.

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The collapse occurred at the Velodrome stadium where Madonna was going to perform on July 19. We're told the roof of the stage collapsed on top of the workers. Fire officials in Marseille tell us two of the injured workers are in critical condition -- one is an American.

madonnaFrench papers say the concert has been canceled.

UPDATE: Madonna has issued the following statement: "I am devastated to have just received this tragic news. My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news."

UPDATE
: A second man is now being reported as dead.

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1.

mmafighter4life    

damn, too bad she wasn't on it, stupid crack whore

1861 days ago
2.

wityonastyazz    

Damn!!!

1861 days ago
3.

Russ    

Thats because they are always in such a hurry to put these stages up.

1861 days ago
4.

PolarBear    

Madonna can rebuild the stage with her extra muscular, ripped and super-powerful she-god biceps!

1861 days ago
5.

Weezie    

How sad. With all her money you would think she would be more careful and buy better stage equipment.

1861 days ago
6.

Lee    

lol RIP

1861 days ago
7.

brown    

She's into young ones like Michael jackson was

1861 days ago
8.

MADRADDER    

Glad Madonna wasn't on stage when that happened!

1861 days ago
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SMILEY MILEY    

WOW, SO BAD

1861 days ago
10.

Mememememememe    

MURDERER!

1861 days ago
11.

Stoney-Brie    

how the hell does the "TMZ" crew get all the information soo damn quickly??!! u must be the ones that killed Michael Jackson!

1861 days ago
12.

Quiet    

SO like does some big company like AEG pay out death Benefits and insurance to the dead mans survivors? Geeez so much bad going on lately

1861 days ago
13.

**its me**    

Thats awful!

1861 days ago
14.

PolarBear    

Once they figure out how the stage collapsed, send the defective section immediately to Joe Jackson, relabelled as "The PimpMeister Deluxe Gazebo", with a nice new pimp-purple lawn chair placed under it just right. The old geezer needs his shade.

1861 days ago
15.

Michael Jackson    

They think one of those little adopted black kids rigged it

1861 days ago
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