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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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46.

Woo Hoo!!!!    

The cold hearted wench probably isn't even sad. As a matter of fact, she's probably b*tching about how she's going to lose money now since the concert is cancelled. She's so phony.

1889 days ago
47.

sandra    

thats horrible. my thoughts go out to the families that had some injuried or killed. at least we didnt loose another pop artist of all time we already lost m.j =[

1889 days ago
48.

HEIDI    

So they put up a pic of Madonna, why not a pic of the guy who died? Oh that's right, he's not famous like Madonna or MJ, so sad.

1889 days ago
49.

gary    

She's just crushed over this.

1889 days ago
50.

chicken head    

HEY!!?? i thought all of Madonnas fans were gay??
that remark was almost clever -
but she is a CRACK WHORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

43. 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.

Posted at 1:41PM on Jul 16th 2009 by asmith161718

1889 days ago
51.

s jules    

Since she acts like the Savior of the world, who has NO business adopting anyone from any country, and she IS the boss of the show, she should be held financially accountable. Is she going to telephone the families of the dead and injured workers and offer her support? Is she going to attend the funeral or go to the hospital? HELL NO!!! She is going to have a pity party for herself, and try to keep the blame from where it belongs, right on her has-been freak-show blasphemous self.

1889 days ago
52.

Carter Forster - London, Ontario, Canada    

I told the world. There's NOTHING at all (((positive))) in Madonna being in this world. :-(

1889 days ago
53.

why?    

I just don't give a F%$#.

1889 days ago
54.

Ewwww    

I hate Madonna. She's a bitch. I don't like her music at all. I do feel bad for the fellow who died though. Tis very Sad. RIP.

1889 days ago
55.

Woo Hoo!!!!    

Does anybody care about this old whore anymore other than Europe? I guess not and that's why she's only doing her Sticky & Stale tour in Europe this year. Oh well, as long as she's out of America!

1889 days ago
56.

Just sayin'    

This is a sign from God, Madge! Your killing people with your crappy music!
Retire already!!!

1889 days ago
57.

ToontownJuggalo    

This is an unfortunate turn of events...! Do you think Madonna will adopt a little african baby and name it in honour of the guy who was killed? Just curious...

1889 days ago
58.

.    

"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."

Right, your prayers will really help the greiving families.

How bout with all that cash you wipe you ass with every day you offer money to them, you're prayers and thoughts are useless. Give them money to make up for their loss you grimey old hag.

1889 days ago
59.

nony    

Such mean-spirited, cruel, immature people commenting on this site. I certainly hope these comments aren't representative of the greater majority in this world. Such hateful people who can't write, can't spell, can't feel compassion, can't survive...

1889 days ago
60.

anonymous    

Oh God. Am I the only person whose perverse instant thought was that it was purposely done to get attention?!

1889 days ago
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