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Jimmy Buffett's

Frightening Fall

Caught on Tape

1/26/2011 2:30 PM 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.

As we first reported, Jimmy appeared to be knocked unconscious for 10-15 minutes after the fall -- and suffered a nasty gash on his head. Jimmy was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney and is in stable condition.

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

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31.

Cher    

I'm not sure I'd blame the tech crew. Any performer has to pay attention to where he is and what he's doing. It's not hard to avoid falling off a stage. You just have to pay attention and avoid stomping around blindly like you can fly.

1332 days ago
32.

aramuse    

Nasty fall onto concrete...get better JB!!!

1332 days ago
33.

T Davis    

Get well Jimmy. And to all of you smart asses out there this is no joke he could have died. Have a little respect.

1332 days ago
34.

Cartman    

He's an old drunk, what do you expect?

1332 days ago
35.

Cassie    

Praying for you Jimmy! I wish you a speedy recovery!! LOVE YOU FOREVER!

1332 days ago
36.

brenda    

Ya haven't lived until you attend one of his concerts. I agree with an earlier post of todays "artists" having the longevity of Jimmy. They won't enjoy it. Get well Jimmy! Fins Up!

1332 days ago
37.

Marissa    

Hope he's gonna be alright! Scary! Fins up, Jimmy!!! :)

1332 days ago
38.

george    

to bad the stage wasn't higher.

1332 days ago
39.

Jack King    

Can you imagine if he died? GREATEST SHOW EVER!!

BTW, it looked to me like he jumped on purpose. Maybe he finally got sick of being a one-note wonder? I mean, how many times can you sing the exact same songs over and over and over without it driving you insane?

1332 days ago
40.

MsSuburbia    

Clearly, the flash was in his eyes when he stepped off. But maybe the flash was a WARNING from the lighting crew, to cue him to step back. May not be an "inept" lighting crew, after all and it's tragic, either way. And not ONE BIT funny, you effing effers.

1332 days ago
41.

L    

At least when Scott Weiland does it he finishes the show.

1332 days ago
42.

Steelerchick    

Was he wasted again in Margaritaville?

1332 days ago
43.

HarlotO'Hara    

was he singing defying gravity when he fell?

1332 days ago
44.

femonanon    

Fire that lighting dude

1332 days ago
45.

Scott    

He'll probably blame George Bush for this too. Kharma.

1332 days ago
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