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Jimmy Buffett rushed to hospital after freak stage accident in Australia

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Jimmy Buffett/Getty ImagesJimmy Buffett fell off a stage at the end of a concert in Australia and was rushed to the hospital, where he’s reportedly in stable condition.

Australia’s Daily Telegraph reports that audience members saw the 64-year-old fall face first off the stage and hit his head at a concert in Sydney. Buffett’s manager then took the stage and urged fans to leave the auditorium, the Hordem Pavillion. A spokesman said Buffett had a CAT scan that was normal.

An audience member told TMZ that the accident happened as Buffett was performing an encore at the end of the concert. As he walked along the edge of the stage, Buffett was blinded by a huge flash of light and he fell to the floor below. The singer appeared to be unconscious for about 5 to 10 minutes before paramedics arrived.

Buffett is expected to be released after an overnight stay in the hospital and should have plenty of opportunity to recover; after a show this weekend in New Zealand, his next date is April 16 at Tampa’s 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre.

Click here to see video of his fall.

Buffett is sort of a singer that you can't attach to any particular decade. But here in Florida, his presence was felt throughout the '80s. And did you know that Buffett is credited with a tune called I Don't Know (Spicoli's Theme) from the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack? I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Speedy recovery, J.B.!

TOP 5 HIGHEST CHARTING JIMMY BUFFETT SONGS OF THE '80s:

1. IF THE PHONE DOESN'T RING, IT'S ME (1985) 

2. ONE PARTICULAR HARBOUR (1983)

3. BROWN-EYED GIRL (1983)

4. WHO'S THE BLONDE STRANGER? (1984)

5. WHEN THE WILD LIFE BETRAYS ME (1984)

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:00pm]

    

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