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Jimmy Buffett's Frightening Fall -- Caught on Tape

1/26/2011 10:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy Buffett plummeted off the stage in Australia last night and crashed HARD into the concrete floor -- and the devastating accident was all captured on tape ... and obtained by TMZ. 

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The footage shows Buffett casually strolling towards the front of the stage when he clearly misjudges the end ... and literally steps off the edge.

Moments after Buffett hit the ground, security rushed to the singer's aid.  

Sean Fogarty, who was also front and center, tells TMZ Jimmy was doing an encore at the end of the concert called "Lovely Cruise" and walking along the edge of the stage when the lighting person splashed "a huge flash of light" along the stage, making it impossible to see and he fell.  Fogarty says the next thing he knew he heard Buffett's head strike the metal on his way to the floor.

Another audience member who was close to the stage, tells TMZ a slightly different story .... that it looked as if Buffett was about to jump off the stage to shake hands when he misjudged the jump and fell.  The audience member also says he saw Buffett's head strike a metal strip on his way down.

An audience member in the front row tells TMZ it appeared Buffett was unconscious for about 5-10 minutes and that he had a huge gash on his head. Paramedics arrived 15 minutes later and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.

UPDATE: According to Buffett's website he is "doing well and will be released tomorrow."
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45 COMMENTS

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1.

Chief    

The Buffet fall.....that's what bad drugs do for you.

1364 days ago
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A. G.    

jimmy WHO??? OH, the no talent jerkoff that made an entire career from one bad song...yeah...ho cares...this isn't news!

1364 days ago
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cheryl    

What is wrong with you people? Buffet is a big star and many of us love him and his music. Just because you don't like him is no reason to be nasty. Be well soon, Jimmy. We need your happy music around.

By the way, what positive have you nasty people done lately? Probably nothing you're proud of.

1364 days ago
4.

john    

so sad to hear that he died

1364 days ago
5.

Rocky    

Did he land on his Parrot head ???

1364 days ago
6.

Devra Speregen    

Here's wishing Buffett's "parrot"head a speedy recovery!

1364 days ago
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Giga    

Man, First its not bad drugs, it's Margarita! Second, can people think of better things to say when accidents happened? Poor Jimmy is now suffering from the lingering effect of " Oh, My God...", or
" S%^t". ***'on! There must be few more words in your word bank you can choose from.

1364 days ago
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mike    

Mend quickly Jimmy we don't want you to miss your summer job! Looks like material for another song may be something entitled " The Blunder Down Under" ?

1364 days ago
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Margie    

He is a great performer and always will be. John he didn't die. What are you on John that makes you think that he died. Doesn't say he did in the article. You all don't have a clue what good music really is. Heal quickly Jimmy.

1364 days ago
10.

Bob    

The Lord knows, we all need Jimmy Buffett !

1364 days ago
11.

Tawny    

LOVE JIMMY!! I have only seen him twice in concert so far, but Tampa here we come this summer!!! Get well soon. BTW...have been to so many concerts in my life and his are the best, the tailgate party is what sets up the night!!

1364 days ago
12.

Islandgirl    

I am sure we will all get to hear a great new song about this escapade when he heals. Fins up, Jimmy!!

1364 days ago
13.

Mary    

Come on you people Jimmie is great love his music all of it he makes people happy with his music so Please Jimmie Get Well Soon

1364 days ago
14.

Casey    

Wasted Away Again In Margaritaville.

1364 days ago
15.

Kathleen    

It's on the TMZ website that Jimmy Buffet died but I don't see it anywhere in the news http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/26/jimmy-buffett-dead-dies-died-death-concert-fall-australia-singer-stage-accident/

1364 days ago
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