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Taking Back Sunday Singer

Leg CRUSHED By Falling Tree

3/5/2012 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara shattered his leg.
Taking Back Sunday
singer Adam Lazzara is lucky to be alive -- after a tree literally FELL on top of him this weekend ... shattering his leg.

A rep for the band tells TMZ, Adam was at a recording studio in rural Michigan Saturday ... and he decided to step outside for a cigarette. It was real windy, and we're told a tree collapsed on the singer out of nowhere, trapping him underneath.

The rest of the band ran outside when they heard his calls for help -- but couldn't lift the tree off him ... so they called 911, and the local fire department came and sawed the tree to pieces (below).

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Once freed, we're told Adam was rushed to the hospital -- where doctors put a cast on his broken leg. According to the rep, Adam's expected to be in the cast for the next 4-6 weeks.

Smoking -- so bad for you it can break your leg.

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