Jimmy Buffett out of the hospital, 'doing well' after fall
"As you probably already know, Jimmy had an accident while performing in Sydney last night and was taken to the hospital," read the original message posted early Wednesday, Pacific time, on the singer's website. "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 site was just updated with the news that Buffett had been released (as this post is published, it's late Thursday morning in Sydney).
Buffett, 64, walked off the front of the stage and fell face first Wednesday night after an encore performance of "Lovely Cruise."
He was reportedly bleeding and unconscious for about 10 minutes, with security and staff at his side until paramedics arrived, said the Sydney Morning Herald, which had video of the fall and the announcement afterward saying the show was over. Results of a CAT scan were normal, TMZ said.
Buffett had performed Sunday and Monday to sold-out crowds at Sydney's Opera House before moving Wednesday to the Hordern Pavilion for a show tacked on in response to demand.
As a commenter noted on the Ministry's earlier post about the "Margaritaville" singer's fall, "Maybe he blew out a flip-flop." Now that we know he's doing well, that's a pretty funny line.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Jimmy Buffett performs in Gulf Shores, Ala., in July 2010. Credit: Chip English / Associated Press