OUCH! That was most likely the collective gasp from the crowd on Wednesday after witnessing a terrible accident--singer Jimmy Buffett toppled face-first off the stage where he was performing in Sydney, Australia, hit his head, and was unconscious for a reported 5-10 minutes.
Buffett's fall was described as a "massive face plant" by a concertgoer, who served as an eyewitness for Australian newspaper the Daily Telegraph.
The paper reported the 64-year-old singer's tumble took place during his encore, right after singing "It's been a lovely cruise, I'm sorry it's ended." His tour manager attempted to herd shocked fans--many reluctant to leave and wanting to know if Buffett was okay--out of the sold-out show while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
Buffett was taken to a local hospital a half-hour after the accident. Doctors are currently listing him in stable condition, but there are no official details about his injuries yet.
Buffett's official website shared the following: "The doctors say he is doing well and will be released tomorrow. More info as we get it, and thank you for all of your well-wishes!"
The Sydney show was Buffett's fifth and final date on his Australian tour. He's supposed to play January 29 in New Zealand. Let's all cross our fingers he's up to the task by then!
Get well soon, Jimmy. We'll be over here singing "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" until you're better.
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