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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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kayla    

@ ariel: oh good to know everyone was released from hospital! I wanetd to go to last nights show so bad, kinda happy I didn't now lol

1159 days ago
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mike    

actually the person who was "badly" injured is Cheap Trick's bus driver. His injuries weren't life threatening and he left hospital 5 hours after being admitted. Gotta catch up on your facts TMZ.... The organizer had a press conference today discussing what happened and how things are gonna have to change. Their lucky it didn't kill anyone. The winds were insane here last night and the storm hit hard. I'm glad I didn't go downtown last night. Last night was probably the busiest the War Museum has ever been since "Bluesfest" is on the front property of the War Museum. The grounds hold about 40000 to 45000 people comfortably.

1158 days ago
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Ave    

@ kayla. ummmmmm i am canadian >>. i know canada gets storms like that but they are rare, so no they dont plan for things like that not to mention it did come out of nowhere.

1158 days ago
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Madman Stephan    

@Kayla: Damn! Way to stand up for our country! Ever thought of running for Prime Minister?

1158 days ago
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kayla    

@ ave: we've had several storms like this already this summer season...

@Madman: LOL, Thank you! And no, not prime minister, but I've always wanetd to pursue politics, although I wont hahah.

1158 days ago
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PamH    

Maynerd - just for your info., Cheap Trick has a worldwide following - they are continually touring to totally sold out performances, they continually put out top selling CD's containing superb music and I can tell you from personally having been to many of their concerts, that there is no band more exciting to watch. Are you familiar with any of their songs - they are all great. They've written theme songs for TV shows, headlined sold out shows in Vegas in a Sargent Peppers Beatles extravaganza. I could go on and on. There is a big fan movement on right now to get the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
to induct them. They deserve that. To answer your question, there are millions of us out here who would pay to see Cheap Trick.

1157 days ago
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Jeff    

Hey Pimp C
Cheap Trick rocks! You should seek mental help immediately!

1151 days ago
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