Thursday, July 16, 2009

Madonna's Stage Collapses, 1 Killed

Madonna’s July 19th concert in Marseilles, France has been canceled!

According to French police, the “Sticky and Sweet” stage set collapsed today (Thursday) in Marseilles, France at approximately 5:15 p.m. local time, 11:15 a.m. EST.

The top of the stage collapsed, falling on the workers. The heavy lighting that was being suspended (seen in the picture above) injured 6 and killed 1. French officials closed the Velodrome Stadium, where the accident happened, in order to rescue those who were still trapped under the rubble.

Madonna, through a spokesperson, said, “I am devastated to have just received this tragic news. My prayers go out to those who were injured and their families along with my deepest sympathy to all those affected by this heartbreaking news."

The deceased worker has only been identified as a 53-year old French male..


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