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Stage COLLAPSES At Cheap Trick Concert [VIDEO]

7/18/2011 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Several people were hospitalized when a severe thunderstorm hit a Cheap Trick concert in Canada Sunday -- sending the stage crashing to the ground ... moments after the band ended their set.

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Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene at the Ottawa Bluesfest -- where one man was reportedly treated for life-threatening injuries.  Local news outlets are saying part of the stage broke off and pierced the man's stomach.

As for Cheap Trick, the band had been playing for roughly 20 minutes when the winds came blowing in HARD ... and the band decided to leave the stage ... just in the nick of time.

Moments later, the stage came crashing down ... the band says all of the members escaped unharmed.

Officials have reportedly opened an investigation into the disaster.


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Delaware D    

Luckily nobody was killed. wow.

1139 days ago
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j    

They're all alright! They're all allright!

1139 days ago
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Jackie    

Funny how celebs always escape everything. Poor man

1139 days ago
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pimpc    

Why are they still performing.. People actually want to see them still?? the 80's are over man..let it go.

1139 days ago
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eternalsgirl    

We had a severe thunder/wind storm roll through. Winds were clocked @ aprox 96klms per hour which caused the stage to fall when the storm hit

1139 days ago
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ms    

nobody's stomach was pierced.... there were maybe a couple of people who were hospitalized and the most serious injury was a head injury. god, you tabloids really know how to hype up a story.

1139 days ago
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Rhubino    

ms, the CTV reported:

Paramedics told reporters on Sunday that the man suffered life-threatening injuries when something pierced his abdomen. He also suffered a fractured leg and pelvis.

1139 days ago
8.

TwinMom    

MS actually a man's stomach was pierced by a piece of the fallen stage. He is a crew member for Cheap Trick. He also suffered a fractured leg and pelvis I believe. I was there and I'm a paramedic so I know this first hand.

1139 days ago
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Sapphyre    

Cheap stage.

1139 days ago
10.

SJ    

Let's see Pete Townshend top that.

1139 days ago
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Rotter    

I've heard of being forced off stage, but that is incredible!!

1139 days ago
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Dan    

Nothing happened...it was just a cheap trick they played on the concertgoers.

1139 days ago
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Rhubino    

ms, the CTV reported:

Paramedics told reporters on Sunday that the man suffered life-threatening injuries when something pierced his abdomen. He also suffered a fractured leg and pelvis.

1139 days ago
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sweetdee88    

scary!

1139 days ago
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PFG    

Wow! Looks like stages have many issues and engineering IS not up to par with what can happen with wind or other unknown entitities. More need is needing to be given to the public, but of course cost will come to public with it...

Forego the episodes is my view...let someone else pay for the in person viewing of it.

1139 days ago
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