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Madonna's Stage Collapses

One Dead

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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91.

anise8    

I was wondering whether the steel supports were made in China. Who was the staging company anyway?

1863 days ago
92.

ka    

u guys are ridiculous.it happens.and now they dont work with bad conditions.they actually belong to one of the most famous manufecture.they work in all the conditions.maybe this man wasnt doing the right things.its no madonna fault cause she wasnt even there.thi guys work with other celebrites too.they work for live nation. madonna,u2,jay z producter.u guys should be killed.madonna is the best.she is the onlyu one that can sell tickets.she sthe most famous artist in europe,asia,south america ,australia

1863 days ago
93.

Charles Volcher    

YEA TOO BAD THAT MADONNA WASN'T THERE THE FILTHY LITTLE CRACK WHORE

1863 days ago
94.

Ugghhhhhh    

OMG! that is so horrible. Madona is a horrible human being.

1863 days ago
95.

JANE DOE    

B
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1862 days ago
96.

tracy robinson    

go to hell all you hating ass people this is a terrible situation and you still find it in you to act S-T-U-P-I-D!!!!!!!!!!!MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THIS TRAGIC ACCIDENT.......MADONNA IF YOU READ THESE COMMENTS I WANT YOU TO KNOW PEOPLE ARE JUST JEALOUS OF YOU!!!!!! TO TUFF!!!!!KENTUCKY

1862 days ago
97.

nony    

#133 RIGHT ON! :-)

1862 days ago
98.

John    

TWO dead.

John

1862 days ago
99.

bruceintenerife@gmail.com    

Madoona is a washed up whore. She has no voice left, she's fat and getting older by the second. Pack it in rich slut. Why not make the world happy and go away ? Give all your adopted kids back to their real parents at the same time !

1862 days ago
100.

marseillaise    

Une pensée aux deux personnes décédées et à leurs familles ainsi qu'aux bléssés graves que nous avons reçu aux urgences. Que de tragiques évènements en ce moment....

1862 days ago
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