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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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31.

Emergency Broadcast System    

Lesson: if any material used to build the stage says "made in China"...replace it. FAST.

1737 days ago
32.

Starla30    

Dayummmm, Sumbody didnt put that bytch up right. Too bad, Glade she didnt get hurt. Or am I.. lol naw Im kidding, But she is ripped so she culd just manhandle it back together,. lol lol

1737 days ago
33.

Ahem    

@#6 - no steven, try this, MJ's accusers were 'into' his wallet. a message for you on MJ's behalf: "you ignorant fool".

1737 days ago
34.

zero    

you would think they would have learned from the first time he damn stage collapsed. Wasn't that just a few months ago.

1737 days ago
35.

pl    

I think someone has put a curse on the entertainment industry...so much loss lately.

1737 days ago
36.

mike    

After reading the sick comments everyone is posting.....no wonder our world is so screwed up. The person killed could have been someone you know.

1737 days ago
37.

Christophe DIRAND    

the pic is not Madonna's stage

1737 days ago
38.

Jenny    

Damn, I bet she feels like an ass right now.

1737 days ago
39.

iamcuriousyellow    

Opera singers can break glass with their singing. Maybe Madonna broke this stage with hers. After all, she is pretty aweful.

1737 days ago
40.

chicken head    

TOO BAD MADONNA WAS NOT ON THE STAGE!!! THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE!!!
she is so bad to many people-- she loves to mock people and call it free speech-- HELL WITH HER!!
i feel so bad for this guy!!!
and as for MJ- the perv is DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22. How awful; sympathies to the family that lost their loved one and prayers for a speedy recovery to the ones injured. Thank God Madonna wasn't on that stage; we've already lost the King of Pop and certainly wouldn't want to lose our Queen of Pop too! Rock On Madonna; your true fans love you!

Posted at 12:52PM on Jul 16th 2009 by Nonie

1737 days ago
41.

LakersFan    

TMZ I know you have a better picture of Madonna than that one. It's blurry and you can see the pixels from it being enlarged.

1737 days ago
42.

J_Liz    

didnt her stage do the same thing when britney performed with her in california not too long ago?

1737 days ago
43.

alfonsojose    

Jacko Wacko's gost in action

1737 days ago
44.

brown    

NONIE, This one's for you ......OH NO, they not in it for her $$$$$, they want the 50 year old with all those mutts because she is such a sexy femine women

1737 days ago
45.

asmith161718    

poster number one is an example of evil gay losers infected with stds that sit around on there computers all day with nothing better to do.

1737 days ago
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